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Obama to Nominate Bowdoin Grad as Ambassador to Cameroon

Story posted June 29, 2010

President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Bowdoin graduate Robert P. Jackson to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon.


Jackson, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is a member of the Class of 1978, and is currently Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco.

Prior to that Jackson was was Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Senegal.

Jackson has also served as Director of the Office for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy, Coordinator of the Entry-Level Officer Training Program, and Country Officer for Botswana, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

His other overseas postings include Burundi, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, Portugal and Zimbabwe.

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