The President today announced his intention to nominate Edmund DeJarnette, Jr., a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Republic of Tanzania. He would succeed Donald K. Petterson.
Since 1986 Mr. DeJarnette has served as head of inspections at the Office of the Inspector General in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Ambassador to the Central African Republic, 1983 - 1986, and deputy chief of mission in Dakar, Senegal, 1980 - 1983. In addition, he served in the Personnel Bureau at the Department of State, 1978 - 1980; in the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1977 - 1978; as deputy chief of mission in Libreville, Gabon, 1975 - 1977; as Peace Corps Director in Quito, Ecuador, 1973 - 1975; as Deputy Regional Director for the Peace Corps in Latin America, 1972 - 1973; and as Associate Peace Corps Director in Quito, Ecuador, 1970 - 1972.
Mr. DeJarnette graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1959; LL.B., 1963) and George Washington University (M.S., 1978). He was born January 15, 1938, in Richmond, VA. He served in the Coast Guard Reserves, 1960 - 1968. Mr. DeJarnette is married, has two children, and resides in Ashland, VA.