THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GEORGE MOOSE AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE EUROPEAN OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS
President Clinton today announced his nomination of George Moose as the Representative of the United States to the European Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.
Mr. Moose, of Washington, D.C., has had a highly distinguished career with the U.S. Department of State. He is currently serving as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the Department of State, a post he has occupied since April 1993. Previously, Mr. Moose served as Alternate Representative to the United Nations Security Council from 1991 to 1992, Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal from 1988 to 1991, and Ambassador to the Republic of Benin from 1983 to 1986. Mr. Moose joined the Foreign Service in 1967. His other assignments have included postings to Vietnam and Barbados, as well as a variety of positions in the Department of State, including Director of the Office of Management Operations and Deputy Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs. During his tenure of service to the Department of State, Mr. Moose has received various awards, including the Department's Superior Honor Award and the Meritorious Honor Award.
Mr. Moose earned a B.A. in American Studies from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa in 1966, and was granted an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by Grinnell College in 1990.