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Nomination of John Pierce Ferriter To Be United States Ambassador to Djibouti

July 17, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate John Pierce Ferriter, of Florida, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Djibouti. He would succeed Alvin P. Adams, Jr.

Mr. Ferriter was a law librarian with Mendes & Mount in New York in 1962-1963. In 1964 he became a junior Foreign Service officer and was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, Congo, until 1965. He then served at the U.S Embassy in Mauritania. In 1966 he became an economic officer at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France. He served there until 1970, when he returned to the Department of State as economic officer. In 1972 Mr. Ferriter became a staff member of the National Security Council, the White House. In 1972-1973 he took university training at Harvard University in Cambridge. In 1973 he went to the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, as economic/commercial counselor until 1975. He then served at Paris, France, as commercial attaché until 1978. He returned to the Department's Economic Bureau first as Division Chief of the Tropical Products Division, then Director of the Office of International Commodities, followed by Director of the Office of Energy Consumer Country Affairs. From 1983 to the present, he has been deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, Zaire.

Mr. Ferriter graduated from Queens College at the University of the City of New York (B.A., 1960), Fordham University School of Law (L.L.B., 1963), and Harvard University, J.F.K. School of Government (M.P.A., 1973). He also graduated from the U.S. Army War College in 1983. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1955-1961. His foreign languages are French and Italian. Mr. Ferriter is married to the former Daniela Calvino. He was born January 26, 1938, in Boston, MA.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of John Pierce Ferriter To Be United States Ambassador to Djibouti Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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