THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MADELEINE MAY KUNIN AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO LIECHTENSTEIN
President Clinton today announced the nomination of Madeleine May Kunin of Shelburne, Vermont, as U.S. Ambassador to the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Ambassador Kunin is currently the U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and will serve as Ambassador to Liechtenstein concurrently and without compensation. From 1993 to 1996, she served as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. In 1991 she founded the non- profit Institute for Sustainable Communities located in Montpelier, Vermont. Ambassador Kunin was the first woman governor of Vermont and was the first woman governor in the nation to serve three terms. In the past, she has led trade missions to Japan, Switzerland, Germany and Canada. She initiated a sister state partnership between the state of Vermont and Karelia in Russia, and she served as a United States delegate to the Fourth World Conference for Women in Beijing. She is fluent in German and French.
Ambassador Kunin was born on September 28, 1933 in Zurich, Switzerland. She earned a B.S. cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, an M.S. from Columbia University School of Journalism and an M.A. from the University of Vermont.