THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GREGORY LEE JOHNSON AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND The President announced today his intent to nominate Gregory Lee
Johnson to be U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Swaziland.
Mr. Gregory Lee Johnson, of Seattle, Washington, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. He joined the Foreign Service in 1967, and his 30 year professional career has included overseas postings to the U.S. Missions in Vietnam, Japan, Somalia, Brazil, Russia, Sweden and Canada. His Departmental tours of duty have included assignments to the Bureaus of Intelligence and Research and Personnel, as well as to the U.S. Army War College and the Senior Executive Seminar. He has received numerous awards during his professional career and most recently was presented with the Department of State's Meritorious Honor Award for his work as Charge d'Affaires at the American Embassy in Stockholm. Mr. Johnson is fluent in Vietnamese, Japanese, Russian and Swedish.
Mr. Johnson received a B.A. from Washington State University in Pullman and an M.A. Degree in International Relations from American University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Johnson is married to the former Lyla J. Charles of Seattle and they have a son, Carter, and a daughter, Kimberly.