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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 24, 1992


(Washington, DC) President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Donald Johnson, a career member of the Foreign Service, to be Ambassador to Mongolia.

"Donald Johnson has served our country with distinction for almost two decades in the Foreign Service," said the President. "I am pleased to he will be taking this ambassadorial post."

Johnson, a native of Richmond, CA, spent much of his childhood in Mexico, where his parents served as missionaries. He graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 1970, received a law degree in 1974 from the same institution, and has additional academic degrees from the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Master of Public Administration and The George Washington University, where he received a LL.M. in Corporation Law. He joined the Foreign Service in 1974 and has had assignments of increasing responsibility in Guatemala, the former USSR, China, Spain, Honduras, and the Department of State. From 1990-91, he was on detail to the National Security Council at the White House. He is married to Nelda Sabillon Johnson, and is 43 years old.

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