United States Ambassador to Gabon and to Sao Tome and Principe Nomination of Arthur T. Tienken.
The President today announced that he will nominate Arthur T. Tienken, of Arlington, Va., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Gabonese Republic and to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe. He will succeed Andrew L. Steigman, resigned.
Mr. Tienken was born August 5, 1922, in Yonkers, N.Y. He received his B.A. in 1947 and M.A. in 1949 from Princeton University. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946. He was with the Educational Testing Service of Princeton University from 1947 to 1948, part time.
Tienken entered the Foreign Service in 1949 as Resident Officer in Frankfurt and held various other positions through 1972. He was Diplomat in Residence at Marquette University from 1972 to 1973. From 1973 to 1975, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Tunis and since 1975 has been Deputy Chief of Mission in Addis Ababa.
Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Gabon and to Sao Tome and Principe Nomination of Arthur T. Tienken. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244763