THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ROBERT C. PERRY AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
The President today announced his intent to nominate Robert C. Perry to be U.S. Ambassador to the Central African Republic.
Mr. Robert C. Perry, of Arlington, Virginia, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service. He joined the Foreign Service in l968, and was detailed to USAID to serve in the Vietnam rural development program. He has also served in Chile, Ethiopia, and Mexico. In the State Department, he served on the Southern African and Cuban desks as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, an analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and Division Chief and Office Director in the Bureau of International Narcotics Matters (l990-l994). He also served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Mauritius (l986-l989) and is currently srving as Deputy Chief of Mission in Bolivia (l995-l998).
Mr. Perry earned a B.A. in Political Science from Wittenberg University and an M.A. in International Relations from the American University. He speaks Spanish and French. He attended both the National War College and the Senior Seminar.