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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release February 10, 2000

PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DANIEL A. JOHNSON AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SURINAME

The President announced today his intent to nominate Daniel A. Johnson to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname.

Mr. Daniel A. Johnson, of Neptune Beach, Florida, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. Mr. Johnson joined the Foreign Service in 1973 and has served in Haiti, Benin, Germany, Tunisia, Chile, and Bolivia, as well as in the Bureaus of Administration and Personnel in the Department of State. Mr. Johnson is currently serving as Consul General at the American Consulate General in Monterrey, Mexico.

Mr. Johnson holds a J.D. in Law from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia; an MBA from the University of Alaska at Anchorage; and a Masters of Public Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Johnson's languages are French, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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