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United States Ambassador to Senegal and The Gambia - Nomination of Herman J. Cohen

June 10, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Herman J. Cohen, of Brooklyn, N.Y., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Senegal and to the Republic of The Gambia. Cohen is presently Counselor for Political Affairs at the American Embassy in Paris.

He was born February 10, 1932, in New York, N.Y. He received a B.A. in 1953 from the City College of New York. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955.

From 1955 to 1958, Cohen was consular officer in Paris. He was an information specialist at the State Department from 1958 to 1960 and a labor trainee in 1960 and 1961. In 1961-62 he was detailed to the Foreign Service Institute for Swahili language training.

In 1962 and 1963, Cohen was administrative officer in Kampala. He served as labor officer in Salisbury from 1963 to 1965 and as economic officer in Lusaka from 1965 to 1966. In 1966 and 1967, he was labor officer in Kinshasa.

From 1967 to 1969, Cohen was Political Office, Counselor for Political Affairs, and then Deputy Chief of Mission in Kinshasa. He was an international relations officer at the State Department in 1969 and 1970. From 1970 to 1974, he was country director for Central African Affairs at the Department. Since 1974 he has been Counselor for Political Affairs in Paris.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Senegal and The Gambia - Nomination of Herman J. Cohen Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243602