THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Ljubljana, Slovenia) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 21, 1999 PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARTIN GEORGE BRENNAN AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
The President announced today his intent to nominate Martin George Brennan to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda.
Mr. Brennan, of McLean, Virginia, is a native Californian, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor. He joined the Foreign Service in l976 as a political officer and has served in various capacities overseas in Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Taiwan, Portugal, and Thailand. While serving in Portugal, he was particularly involved in labor affairs. In Thailand he dealt with refugee issues in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. He was the beneficiary of a Pearson Program assignment to the World Affairs Council of Northern California (San Francisco). While serving at the State Department, he was active in the Angolan and Mozambican peace processes. He currently serves as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Addis Ababa.
Mr. Brennan holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master's Degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is married to Giovanna Lucia Brennan, whom he met as an exchange student at the University of Padua, Italy in l970. They have three children: Sean, Peter and Elsabet.