THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JANET A. SANDERSON AS U.S.AMBASSADOR TO THE DEMOCRATIC AND POPULAR REPUBLIC OF ALGERIA The President announced his intent to nominate Janet A. Sanderson
to be U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria.
Ms. Janet A. Sanderson, of Tucson, Arizona, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor. Since entering the Foreign Sevice in December, 1978, Ms. Sanderson has served in a variety of posts in the Near East and South Asia, including Vice Consul/Economic Officer in Dacca, Bangladesh, Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassies in Tel Aviv, Israel and Kuwait City, Kuwait, Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, and Minister/Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Ms. Sanderson's Washington assignments include Desk Officer in the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs, Bureau of Near East Affairs and Economic Officer in the Office of Regional Economic Affairs in the Bureau for European Affairs. Ms. Sanderson has also been assigned to the Naval War College as part of the Department of State's Senior Professional Training Program. Most recently, she completed an assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan.
Ms. Sanderson earned a B.A. with High Honors in Government from the College of William and Mary, as well as an M.A. with High Honors in National Security Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.