W. Stuart Symington, IV

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W. Stuart Symington, IV, of Missouri, was nominated May 8, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Djibouti. Symington's nomination was sent to the U.S. Senate for confirmation on May 8, 2006.

Symington is a career member of the Senior U.S. Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, and currently serves as the U.S. Department of State Representative for the faculty on the National Defense University's Joint Forces Staff College. [1]

Prior to this, Symington "served as Deputy Director for the Office of West African Affairs at the Department of State. During this time, he served in Baghdad, Iraq as Acting Deputy Political Counselor. Earlier in his career, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Niamey, Niger. Mr. Symington received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his JD from Columbia University." [2]

Symington is a St. Louis native and descendant of William Stuart Symington, the first Secretary of the Air Force and former four-term U.S. Senator from Missouri. [3][4][5][6][7]

Published Works



  • Stuart Symington served at the U.S. Embassy in Ecuador (Political and Labor): 1998.



  • Symington served "on temporary duty in Baghdad prior to and during" the January 2005 elections. [9]

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