THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Houston, Texas) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 7, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CHRISTOPHER E. GOLDTHWAIT AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF CHAD The President announced today his intent to nominate Christopher E.
Goldthwait to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Chad.
Mr. Christopher Goldthwait, of St. Augustine, Florida, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister. Mr. Goldthwait is the first ambassadorial nominee from the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). For the past several years he has served in that service as the Department of Agriculture's General Sales Manager. In that capacity he oversees that Department's export and food assistance programs, accounting for several billion in agricultural exports annually. His previous assignments with FAS have included that of Agricultural Counselor in Lagos, Nigeria (1982-1986), and Agricultural Attache in Germany (1978-1982). Thereafter he held a series of assignments of increasing responsibility within FAS, culminating in his appointment as General Sales Manager in 1993.
Mr. Goldthwait holds a B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C., and an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Harvard University.