The President today announced his intention to nominate Keith Leveret Wauchope to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Gabonese Republic and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe. He would succeed Warren Clark, Jr.
Since 1986 Mr. Wauchope has served as deputy chief of mission in Monrovia, Liberia. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Director in the Office of West African Affairs at the Department of State, 1984 - 1986; Chief of Assignments for Africa in the Bureau of Personnel, 1981 - 1983; deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Mali, 1979 - 1981; Sudan desk officer for East African Affairs, 1977 - 1979; and deputy principal officer at the consulate general in Asmara, Ethiopia, 1975 - 1977.
Mr. Wauchope graduated from Johns Hopkins University (A.B., 1963). He was born October 13, 1941, in New York, NY. He served in the U.S. Army, 1963 - 1965. He is married, has two sons, and resides in New York, NY.