THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WILLIAM D. CLARKE AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE STATE OF ERITREA
The President today announced his intent to nominate William D. Clarke to be U.S. Ambassador to the State of Eritrea.
Mr. William D. Clarke, of Ashton, Maryland, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. He entered the Foreign Service in 1967. He has worked his entire career, over thirty years, in the State Department, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Mr. Clarke has served overseas as Regional Security Officer in Cairo, Egypt; Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; and Bonn, Germany. He has also served in Panama as Associate Director for Security for South America. Mr. Clarke's most recent position, from 1992 to 1997, was as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Countermeasures and Information Security.
Mr. Clarke received a BA degree from Howard University, Washington, D.C. in 1963. He has also attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and received the Department of State Equal Opportunity Award in December 1995.