ACCESSION NUMBER:366901 FILE ID:AEF203 DATE:11/08/94 TITLE:JOHNNIE CARSON NOMINATED TO BE AMBASSADOR TO ZIMBABWE (11/08/94) TEXT:*94110801.PFA SUB:ZIMBABWE *AEF203 11/08/94 JOHNNIE CARSON NOMINATED TO BE AMBASSADOR TO ZIMBABWE (Would succeed Ambassador Edward Gibson Lanpher) (310) WASHINGTON -- President Clinton has announced his intention to nominate Johnnie Carson of Illinois, a career foreign service officer, to be U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe. The White House noted in a press release late November 7 that Carson has just completed a three-year assignment as U.S. ambassador to Uganda. Before that he was a member of the senior seminar at the Foreign Service Institute. Carson also has served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana (1986-90), and as deputy political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal (1982-86). He was staff director of the Subcommittee on Africa in the House of Representatives (1979-82), a member of the secretariat staff in the Office of the Secretary of State (1978-79), and deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique (1975-78). From 1974 to 1975, the White House release noted, Carson studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies and at the London School of Economics. His earlier assignments included serving as a political officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (1973), as a political analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the State Department (1971-74), and as a consular and political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria (1969-71). Before entering the foreign service, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania from 1965 to 1968. 1arson received his bachelor's degree from Duke University (1965), and his master's degree from the University of London (1975). Born in Chicago in 1943, Carson is married to the former Anne Diemer of Northbrook, Illinois. The couple have three children and live in Reston, Virginia. NNNN .