R. Barrie Walkley
|R. Barrie Walkley|
|United States Ambassador to Gabon|
|President||George W. Bush|
|United States Ambassador to Guinea|
R. Barrie Walkley (born 1944) is a career foreign service officer and the former Special Advisor to Secretary of State Clinton for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was appointed to this position in December 2011 and served until June 18, 2013, when he was replaced by former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold.
Previously, he served as the American ambassador to Guinea and to Sao Tome and Principe (also accredited to Gabon). He was called back to service and appointed Chargé d'Affaires for South Sudan at its independence. (Susan D. Page has been nominated as ambassador.) He holds degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. He and his wife Annabelle were Peace Corps volunteers in Somalia (1967–1969).
- Lee Myers, Steven (June 18, 2013). "Ex-Senator Feingold Chosen as Special Envoy to African Region". The New York Times. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
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