Bush taps ambassadors to Swaziland, Finland, Guinea, Kazakhstan

Agence France Presse
March 12, 2004 Friday

Bush taps ambassadors to Swaziland, Finland, Guinea, Kazakhstan

EAST MEADOW, New York

US President George W. Bush has picked nominees for ambassadorial
postings to Swaziland, Finland, Guinea and Kazakhstan, the White
House announced Thursday.

Bush wants Lewis Lucke, mission director and reconstruction
coordinator for the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) in Iraq, as ambassador to Swaziland. Lucke has
worked for USAID in Haiti and Jordan.

Bush has picked businessman Earle Mack as ambassador to Finland, and
career diplomat Jackson McDonald, currently US ambassador to Gambia,
as ambassador to Guinea.

The president has chosen career diplomat John M. Ordway, currently US
ambassador to Armenia, as US ambassador to Kazakhstan.

US ambassadorial nominations must win Senate approval.

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