Public Papers

Nomination of Harriet Winsar Isom To Be United States Ambassador to Cameroon


The President today announced his intention to nominate Harriet Winsar Isom, of Oregon, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Cameroon. She would succeed Frances D. Cook.

Since 1989, Ambassador Isom has served as Ambassador to the Republic of Benin. She has also served as Charge d'Affaires at the American Embassy in Vientiane, Laos, 1986 - 89; Director of Korean Affairs at the State Department, 1984 - 86; senior assignments officer with the Bureau of Personnel at the State Department, 1982 - 84; a participant in the senior seminar at the State Department, 1981 - 82; political counselor at the American Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1978 - 81; and consul of the American consulate in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia, 1977 - 78.

Ambassador Isom graduated from Mills College (B.A., 1958) and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A.L.D., 1960). She was born November 4, 1936, in Heppner, OR. Ambassador Isom currently resides in Echo, OR.