Nomination of Alan Wood Lukens To Be United States Ambassador to the Congo

Nomination of Alan Wood Lukens To Be United States Ambassador to the Congo

June 29, 1984 The President today announced his intention to nominate Alan Wood Lukens, of Pennsylvania, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the People's Republic of the Congo. He would succeed Kenneth Lee Brown.

Mr. Lukens served in the United States Army in 1942 - 1946. He was a teacher at Southern Arizona School in Tucson, AZ (1949 - 1950), and at St. Alban's School in Washington, DC (1950 - 1951). In 1951 he entered the Foreign Service as assistant cultural affairs officer in Ankara. He was cultural affairs officer in Istanbul (1952 - 1953) and public affairs officer in Martinique (1954 - 1956). In the Department he was press officer of the news division in 1956 - 1958. He was on detail in 1957 to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, NY, as press officer. He was committee secretary of international staff at NATO/Paris (1958 - 1960), American Consul, then Charge d'Affaires in Brazzaville (1960 - 1961), Charge d'Affaires in Bangui (1961), special assistant to the Ambassador and political officer in Paris (1961 - 1963), and political-military officer in Rabat (1963 - 1965). In the Department he was personnel officer in the Bureau of African Affairs in 1965 - 1967. He was deputy chief of mission in Dakar (1967 - 1970) and in Nairobi (1970 - 1972). In the Department he was Chief of the Junior Officer Division in the Bureau of Personnel (1972 - 1974), and Director of the Office of Iberian Affairs in the Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs (1974 - 1975). In 1975 - 1978, he was deputy chief of mission in Copenhagen and consul general in Cape Town in 1978 - 1982. Since 1982 he has been Director of the Office of Analysis for Western Europe in the Department.

Mr. Lukens graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1948). He attended Georgetown University (1950 - 1951), Ecole des Science Politiques in Paris (1948), the University of Madrid (1948 - 1949), and the University of Paris (1959). His foreign languages are French, Spanish, and Danish. He was born February 12, 1924, in Philadelphia, PA.