Public Papers

Nomination of Edward P. Brynn To Be United States Ambassador to Burkina Faso


The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward P. Brynn to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Burkina Faso. He would succeed David H. Shinn.

Since 1989 Dr. Brynn has served as a member of the Senior Seminar at the Foreign Service Institute. Prior to this, he was deputy chief of mission in Yaounde, Cameroon, 1987 - 1989; Charge d'Affaires in Moroni, Comoros Islands, 1985 - 1987; and deputy chief of mission in Nouakchott, Mauritania, 1982 - 1985. He served as a staff member on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 1981 - 1982. Dr. Brynn served at the Bureau of African Affairs, 1980 - 1981; political officer in Bamako, Mali, 1978 - 1980; Foreign Service officer in residence at the U.S. Air Force Academy, 1976 - 1978; and as a political and economic officer in Sri Lanka, 1973 - 1975. Dr. Brynn served in the U.S. Air Force, 1968 - 1972.

Dr. Brynn graduated from Georgetown University (B.A., 1964) and Stanford University (M.A., 1965; Ph.D., 1968). He was born August 1, 1942, in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Brynn is married, has five children, and resides in Washington, DC.