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The President today announced his intention to nominate Sally G. Cowal, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She would succeed Charles A. Gargano.
Currently Ms. Cowal serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs in Washington, DC. Prior to this Ms. Cowal served as Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, 1985 - 1989, and as Deputy Counselor for Political and Security Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, 1983 - 1985. In addition Ms. Cowal served in overseas assignments including: Tel Aviv, Israel; Bogota, Colombia; and New Dehli, India. Ms. Cowal is a member of the Senior Foreign Service.
Ms. Cowal graduated from De Pauw University (B.A., 1966) and George Washington University (M.P.A., 1969). She was born August 24, 1944, in Oak Park, IL. Ms. Cowal is married, has three stepchildren, and resides in Washington, DC.