THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RICHARD HENRY JONES AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN
The President today announced his intent to nominate Ambassador Richard Henry Jones to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Ambassador Jones, of Omaha, Nebraska, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service. Ambassador Jones has served as a Diplomat for 22 years, concentrating on economic and Middle-East issues. Prior to becoming U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon in February l996, he served as Director of the Office of Egyptian Affairs in the State Department (l993-l995), Director of Developed Country Trade in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (l987-l989), Counselor for Political Affairs in Embassy Riyadh (l989-l992), and Petroleum Attache (l984-l986). He was also previously posted in Paris and Tunis. He has received U.S. Government awards for his work as Ambassador to Lebanon, for his performance in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War, and for his contributions to commercial and trade negotiations.
Ambassador Jones holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Business/Statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.S. with distinction in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He is also a graduate of the State Department's Senior Seminar. He speaks Arabic, French, German, and Russian.