Mark B. Childress

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Mark Childress
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United States Ambassador to Tanzania
Taking office
April 2014
President Barack Obama
Succeeding Alfonso E. Lenhardt
White House Deputy Chief of Staff
for Planning
Assumed office
January 2012
Serving with Alyssa Mastromonaco, Nancy-Ann DeParle, Rob Nabors
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Position established
Personal details
Born 1959 (age 54–55)
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Yale University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Mark Bradley Childress is the pending United States Ambassador to Tanzania, currently he serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning in the administration of President Obama.[1] Previously, he served in the Department of Health and Human Services and on Capitol Hill.[2]

On July 8, 2013 President Obama announced his intent to nominate Childress to be United States Ambassador to Tanzania.[3] On July 9, 2013 his nomination was sent to the Senate.[4]

He received a hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on September 24, 2013.[5] He was reported out of committee on October 31, 2013 and again on January 15, 2014. He was confirmed to his ambassadorship by voice vote on April 7, 2014.[6]

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  1. ^ "2012 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff". White House Office. 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Radnofsky, Louise; Meckler, Laura; Lee, Carol E. (2012-02-11). "Obama Retreats on Contraception". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". The White House. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to Senate". The White House. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Nominations". United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "United States Senate Periodical Press Gallery". United States Senate. Retrieved 7 April 2014.