THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HOWARD FRANKLIN JETER AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO
The President announced today his intent to nominate Howard Franklin Jeter to be U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Ambassador Howard Franklin Jeter, of Union, South Carolina, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. He is currently serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Prior to assuming his present position, he was Director for the Office of West African Affairs and Special Presidential Envoy for Liberia. Ambassador Jeter was Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana from 1993 to 1996, and has held key positions in U.S. Embassies in Namibia, Lesotho, Tanzania and Mozambique. He has also served in the State Department's Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.
Ambassador Jeter received a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College and Master of Arts degrees from Columbia University and the University of California at Los Angeles.