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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release May 12, 1999
              PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PRUDENCE BUSHNELL AS
              U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF GUATEMALA

     The President announced today his intent to nominate Prudence

Bushnell to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala.

Ms. Prudence Bushnell, of Virginia, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. She joined the Foreign Service in 1981 after a successful training career in the public and non-profit sector. Assignments in Dakar, Senegal and Bombay, India were followed by a tour at the Foreign Service Institute directing the Department of State's executive development program. Ms. Bushnell was a member of the 35th class of the Senior Seminar before joining the Bureau of African Affairs as Deputy Assistant Secretary and later Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Ms. Bushnell is presently Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya.

Ms. Bushnell was born in Washington, D.C. and educated in Germany, France, Pakistan and Iran. She holds a Liberal Arts Degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Russell Sage College. In the course of her career, she has received several honor awards. She is married to Richard A. Buckley and has five stepchildren.

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