Public Papers

Nomination of Gordon L. Streeb To Be United States Ambassador to Zambia


The President today announced his intention to nominate Gordon L. Streeb, of Colorado, 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 Republic of Zambia. He would succeed Jeffrey Davidow.

Since 1988 Dr. Streeb has served as Senior Inspector in the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of State. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission for the United States Embassy in New Delhi, India, 1984 - 1988; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs at the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the Department of State, 1981 - 1984; executive assistant for the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the Department of State, 1980 - 1981; economic Counselor for the United States Mission to the European Office of the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, 1977 - 1980; instructor in economics, 1974 - 1975; international economist in the Office of Trade Agreements for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the Department of State, 1973 - 1977; examiner for the Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service at the Department of State, 1972 - 1973; and as an instructor in economics, 1969 - 1972.

Dr. Streeb graduated from the University of Colorado (B.S., 1959) and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D., 1978). He served in the United States Air Force Reserve, 1961 - 1966. Dr. Streeb was born December 24, 1935, in Windsor, CO. He is married, has three children, and resides in Centreville, VA.