Linda Thomas-Greenfield

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Linda Thomas-Greenfield
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31st United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Assumed office
February 25, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyJeffrey Prescott (nominee)
Preceded byKelly Craft
18th Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
In office
August 6, 2013 – March 10, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
DeputyRobert P. Jackson[1]
Preceded byJohnnie Carson
Succeeded byDonald Yamamoto (Acting)
Director General of the United States Foreign Service
In office
April 2, 2012 – August 2, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byNancy Powell
Succeeded byArnold Chacón
United States Ambassador to Liberia
In office
August 27, 2008 (2008-08-27) – February 29, 2012 (2012-02-29)
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded byDonald Booth
Succeeded byDeborah R. Malac
Personal details
Born (1952-11-22) November 22, 1952 (age 68)
Baker, Louisiana, U.S.
EducationLouisiana State University (BA)
University of Wisconsin, Madison (MA)

Linda Thomas-Greenfield (born November 22, 1952) is an American diplomat. Thomas-Greenfield has been the 31st United States Ambassador to the United Nations since February 25, 2021. She was the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the United States Department of State's Bureau of African Affairs from 2013 to 2017.[2][3]

In November 2020, President Joe Biden announced his plans to nominate Thomas-Greenfield as the next United States Ambassador to the United Nations.[4] She was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 23, 2021 by a 78 to 20 vote.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biographies: Principals". U.S. Department of State. Archived from the original on January 22, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs". Department of State. Archived from the original on January 21, 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Morello, Carol (March 2, 2017). "That drip-drip is the sound of two more senior diplomats leaving Foggy Bottom". Washington Post. Archived from the original on March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  4. "Biden Picks Foreign Service Veteran Linda Thomas-Greenfield For U.N. Ambassador". NPR. Retrieved November 23, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador". Axios. Retrieved February 23, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)