Nomination of Howard Kent Walker To Be United States Ambassador to Togo
The President today announced his intention to nominate Howard Kent Walker, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Togo. He would succeed Marilyn Priscilla Johnson.
Mr. Walker was a teaching assistant at Boston University in 1960-62 and assistant professor at George Washington University in 1966-68. He served in the United States Air Force as first lieutenant in 1962-65. In the Department of State he was research analyst (1965-68) and international relations officer of the Office of Inter-African Affairs and principal officer in Kaduna in 1971-73.
In 1973-75 he was in the Department as international relations officer of the Office of West African Affairs. He was counselor for political affairs in Amman (1975-77), Deputy Chief of Mission in Dar es Salaam (1977-79), and since 1979, Deputy Chief of Mission in Pretoria.
Mr. Walker graduated from the University of Michigan (A.B., 1957; M.A., 1958) and Boston University (Ph.D., 1968). He is married, has two children, and resides in Atlantic City, N.J. He was born December 3, 1935, in Newport News, Va.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Howard Kent Walker To Be United States Ambassador to Togo Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247716