The President today announced that he will nominate Theresa Ann Healy, of McLean, Va., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Sierra Leone. She would replace John Linehan, resigned.
Healy has been Deputy Chief of Mission in Wellington since 1977 and has been a Foreign Service officer since 1955.
She was born July 14, 1932, in New York City. She received a B.A. from St. John's University in 1954.
After joining the Foreign Service in 1955, Healy was posted in Naples, Milan, Bern, and at the State Department. From 1967 to 1969, she was an intelligence research specialist at the State Department, and from 1969 to 1972, she was an international economist.
From 1972 to 1974, Healy was political officer at USEC in Brussels. She attended the National War College in 1974—75. From 1975 to 1976, she was Senior Deputy Examiner in the State Department's Bureau of Personnel, and from 1976 to 1977, she was a management analyst officer in that office.