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Daniel A. Johnson
Ambassador to Republic of Suriname

Daniel A. Johnson was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Suriname on July 14, 2000.

Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Johnson was Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, Mexico, where he had served since August 1997. A career Foreign Service Officer, he was assigned to that position following three years as Consul General in Guayaquil, Ecuador and assignments as Counselor of Embassy for Administrative Affairs in La Paz, Bolivia and in Santiago, Chile. Previously he served in Washington, DC, as Senior Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Administration at the Department of State. Also in Washington, DC, he served in the Bureau of Personnel and was selected for advanced management studies at the George Washington University. He served previous tours of duty in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Cotonou, Benin; Goteborg, Sweden; and Tunis, Tunisia.

Ambassador Johnson holds a BA in Law from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alaska, and a Masters of Public Administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Ambassador Johnson was born on September 2, 1942. He began his Foreign Service career in 1973. His U.S. Government service includes eight years in the U.S. Air Force; he left the military service as a Captain. He is married to Julia ("Judy") Schlatter Johnson, and they have four grown children and two grandchildren. Ambassador Johnson's languages are Spanish, French, and Vietnamese.

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