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Posted: 2:49 am ET
On May 22, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Michael Arthur Raynor to be the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia. The WH released the following brief bio below:
Michael Arthur Raynor of Maryland to be Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Mr. Raynor, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, has served as an American diplomat since 1988. He is currently the Director of the Office of Career Development and Assignments in the Bureau of Human Resources of the Department of State. A former Ambassador and senior official at the State Department, Mr. Raynor is known for his Africa policy expertise leadership of interagency teams in high-threat environments. He has served at eight United States Missions overseas, including six in Africa. Mr. Raynor earned a M.I.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Lafayette College. He speaks French and Italian.
The nomination was received by the Senate on May 25 and is currently pending in the Committee on Foreign Relations:
2017-05-25 PN519 Department of State | Michael Arthur Raynor, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.