The President today announced that he will nominate Frances D. Cook, of Homestead, Fla., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Burundi. She would replace Thomas J. Corcoran, who is resigning.
Cook has been Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the State Department's Bureau of African Affairs since 1978.
She was born September 7, 1924, in Charleston, W. Va. She received a B.A. from Mary Washington College in 1967 and an M.P.A. from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in 1978.
Cook joined the Foreign Service in 1967 as a public affairs trainee in Paris and served as special assistant to Ambassador Shriver and a member of the U.S. delegation to the Paris meetings on Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. She was cultural affairs officer in Sydney from 1971 to 1973 and in Dakar' from 1973 to 1975.
From 1975 to 1977, Cook was a Foreign Service personnel officer in Washington. She took public administration training at Harvard University from 1977 to 1978.