The President today announced that he will nominate Marilyn P. Johnson, of Bethlehem, N.H., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Togo. She would replace Ronald D. Palmer, resigned.
Johnson was born June 19, 1922, in Boston, Mass. She received a B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1944 and an M.A. from Middlebury College in 1952. She served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.
Between 1952 and 1959, Johnson taught high school French. From 1962 to 1964, she taught English as a foreign language in Cameroon and Mali. She joined the Foreign Service in 1964, and served as cultural affairs officer in Bamako and Tunis, and public affairs officer in Niamey.
From 1971 to 1974, Johnson was Deputy Assistant Director of the Information Centers Program. She attended the Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy in 1974-75. In 1975-76 she took Russian language training. Since 1976 she has been cultural affairs officer in Moscow.