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Thomas N. Hull
Ambassador, Republic of Sierra Leone
Term of Appointment: 08/19/2004 to 08/27/2007

Ambassador Thomas N. HullThomas N. Hull has been Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Sierra Leone since August 2004, following his appointment by President George W. Bush, confirmation by the U.S. Senate, and swearing-in by Secretary of State Colin Powell. Mr. Hull is the first former Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Sierra Leone to later return as Ambassador.

Ambassador Hull is a career diplomat who joined the Foreign Service in 1976 with a public diplomacy specialization. He most recently served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Addis Ababa, and had earlier African assignments in Pretoria (twice), Lagos, Mogadishu, Ouagadougou, and Kinshasa. He was Director of African Affairs at the United States Information Agency in Washington prior to its merger with the Department of State.

The Ambassador also served at the American Embassy in Prague for which he received a Presidential Meritorious Service Award from President Clinton for his contributions from 1989 to 1993 during transformation of communist Czechoslovakia to the democratic Czech Republic. Among other accomplishments, he established the Fulbright Commissions for educational and cultural exchange in the Czech and Slovak Republics, as he also did later in South Africa.

Ambassador Hull has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts degree in international education and a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University in New York. While at Columbia, he was designated an International Fellow of the university, and completed the program of the Institute of African Studies. He received his secondary education at Hebron Academy in Maine.

Mr. Hull was born in Niskayuna, New York, in 1945.

 



Released on August 19, 2004

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