THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GEORGE WILLIFORD BOYCE HALEY AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA
The President today announced his intent to nominate George Williford Boyce Haley to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Gambia.
Mr. George Haley, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is Vice Chairman of the Postal Rate Commission. An attorney by profession, Mr. Haley has practiced law in the District of Columbia and the State of Kansas, where he also served as a Deputy City Attorney and a State Senator. In Washington, D.C., he was President of George W. Haley, P.C., which specialized in transportation, corporate, and international law. In 1986, Mr. Haley ran in the Maryland Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. His federal government experience includes service as Chairman of the Postal Rate Commission (1990-1993), General Counsel and Congressional Liaison at the United States Information Agency (1976-1977), and Chief Counsel of the Federal Transit Administration (1969-1973). Mr. Haley has served as an appointed member on several international missions, including the U.S. delegation to the 22nd General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, the U.S. delegation to the Second International Conference on Assistance to Refugees in Africa (ICARA) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Fourth African-American Summit in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Mr. Haley is a 1949 graduate from Morehouse College and a 1952 graduate from the University of Arkansas School of Law. He is also a veteran of WW II.