THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release March 18, 1996
THE PRESIDENT NAMES AMBASSADOR TO FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA The President today announced his intent to nominate
Christopher Robert Hill of Rhode Island, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Mr. Hill currently serves as the director of the Office of South Central Europe in the European Bureau of the State Department. He first entered the Foreign Service in 1977 and has served overseas in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Warsaw, Poland, Seoul Korea, and Tirana, Albania. His foreign languages include French, Serbo-Croatian, and Polish.
Mr. Hill was born on August 10, 1952. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1974 with a B.A. in Economics. He earned a master's degree from the Naval War College in 1994. Mr. Hill was a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, Africa. He is married to the former Patricia Whitelaw, and has three children, Nathaniel, Amy and Clara.