THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN R. DINGER AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO MONGOLIA
The President announced today his intent to nominate John R. Dinger to be U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia.
Mr. John R. Dinger, of Orlando, Florida, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor. He has been Minister Counselor and Consul General in the American Embassy in Tokyo since September 1998. Prior to Tokyo, Mr. Dinger was a member of the Department of State's Senior Seminar. His other positions included Director of the State Department's Office of Press Relations, Deputy Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs, and National Security Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Earlier in his 25-year State Department career, Mr. Dinger served overseas in Johannesburg, Sapporo, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Rio de Janeiro, and London.
A native of Riceville, Iowa, Mr. Dinger graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1974. He has done advanced study at Georgetown University and Stanford University.