ACCESSION NUMBER:349160 FILE ID:AEF403 DATE:06/16/94 TITLE:EXPERIENCED AFRICANIST NAMED U.S. ENVOY TO KAMPALA (06/16/94) TEXT:*94061601.PFA SUB:UGANDA CO:AMB. SOUTHWICK NOMIN.,#JS(FR),CC,HRsp *AEF403 06/16/94 EXPERIENCED AFRICANIST NAMED U.S. ENVOY TO KAMPALA (FR) (Southwick has extensive background in Africa) (220) By John Sedlins USIA Staff Writer WASHINGTON -- President Bill Clinton announced June 15 his intention to nominate E. Michael Southwick to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Uganda. Southwick, a career foreign service officer, currently serves as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. During his career, he has also served as deputy chief of mission at U.S. embassies in Niger and Burundi. Other overseas assignments have included tours in Rwanda, Nepal, and Switzerland. During tours of duty in Washington, Southwick has held a variety of positions, most recently as executive director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the U.S. Department of State. Both the ambassador-designate and Susan, his wife, hold bachelor's degrees from Stanford University and both speak French. Southwick was born on January 12, 1945, in Willits, California. The couple have three children. Edward, the eldest, recently graduated from California State University at Sacramento; Andrew, the middle child, is a freshman at the University of California at Santa Barbara; and Katherine, the youngest, is a high school student in Nairobi. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Southwick will succeed Ambassador Johnny Carson. NNNN .