THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES BRIAN J. DONNELLY AS AMBASSADOR TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
The President today announced his intention to nominate the Honorable Brian J. Donnelly, of Massachusetts, as Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Donnelly served seven terms (14 years) as a United States Representative from the 11th Congressional District in Massachusetts. While in Congress, he served on the Ways and Means and the Budget Committees, the Public Works and Transportation, and Merchant Marine Committees. Prior to his service in Congress, Mr. Donnelly was a member of the Massachusetts State Legislature. Before seeking public office, he was a teacher in the Boston Public School System.
In 1993 the President nominated Mr. Donnelly as the Alternate Representative of the United States at the 48th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Brian Donnelly was born March 2, 1946, and raised in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, MA. He graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury and went on to Boston University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.Mr. Donnelly has been awarded five Honorary degrees in recognition of his public service: Honorary Doctor of Public Administration from Curry College and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy; Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, Stonehill College, and The National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland.
Mr. Donnelly and his wife, Virginia (Norton), live in Dorchester with their two children, a daughter, Lauren, and a son, Brian.