Obama Nominates Larry Palmer, former historian, as U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela





U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Ambassador Larry Leon Palmer -- formerly the US Ambassador to Honduras -- as the new U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela....

Born in Augusta, Georgia in 1948, Palmer graduated from Emory University (B.A., 1970) and completed his graduate training at Texas Southern University (M.Ed., African History, 1973) and Indiana University Bloomington (Ed. D., Higher Education Administration and African Studies, 1978).

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Palmer served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, West Africa (1971-1973); as assistant director of financial aid at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (1973-1974); as a professor of history at Cuttington College in Suakoko, Liberia (1974-1976); and at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina (1978-1981).



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