THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release July 29, 1993
PRESIDENT NAMES CHISHOLM AMBASSADOR TO JAMAICA
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm to be the U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica.
"Shirley Chisholm is a true pioneer of American politics, whose passion for social justice is unparalleled," said the President. "I am honored that she will be my Ambassador to Jamaica, and confident that she will do an outstanding job in that position."
Chisholm, who represented the 12th District of New York from 1969-83, currently lives in Palm Coast, Florida. Before her election to Congress, she served two terms in the New York State Assembly. She previously had close to 20 years of experience as a nursery school teacher and administrator. The author of two books, The Good Fight and Unbought and Unbossed, Chisholm, 68, is a graduate of Brooklyn College and holds an M.A. from Columbia University. She has been the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and other awards.
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