The President today announced that he will nominate Hume Alexander Horan, of Cranford, N.J., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the United Republic of Cameroon and to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. He would replace Mabel M. Smythe, who has resigned. Horan has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs since 1978.
He was born August 13, 1934, in Washington, D.C. He received an A.B. (1958) and A.M. (1963) from Harvard University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.
Horan joined the Foreign Service in 1960 and was posted in Baghdad, Beirut, Baida, and at the State Department. He had a congressional fellowship in 1969-70. From 1970 to 1972, he was political officer in Amman.
From 1972 to 1977, Horan was Deputy Chief of Mission in Jidda. He was a member of the Foreign Service Institute's Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs in 1977-78.