Nomination of Carl Copeland Cundiff To Be United States Ambassador to Niger


June 16, 1988


The President today announced his intention to nominate Carl Copeland Cundiff, of Nevada, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Niger. He would succeed Richard Wayne Bogosian.


Mr. Cundiff entered the Foreign Service in 1965. From 1966 to 1968, he was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Singapore. He was then an economist for the Agency for International Development in Saigon, Vietnam, 1968 - 1969; the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, 1970 - 1973; and the Department of State in the Office of Monetary Affairs of the Economic Bureau, 1974 - 1977. He was an office director of the economic policy staff of the Economic Bureau, 1977 - 1980; an economic counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, 1980 - 1982; and deputy chief of mission for the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, 1982 - 1986. Since 1986 he has been office director in the office of food and policy programs for the Economic Bureau of the Department of State.


Mr. Cundiff graduated from the University of the South (B.A., 1963); Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1964; M.A.L.D., 1965; Ph.D., 1968); and Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government (M.P.A., 1974). He was born March 29, 1941, in New Orleans, LA. He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.