Alfonso E. Lenhardt

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Alfonso Lenhardt
U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso E. Lenhardt.jpg
Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
Acting
In office
February 19, 2015 – December 2, 2015
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Rajiv Shah
Succeeded by Gayle Smith
United States Ambassador to Tanzania
In office
November 12, 2009 – October 9, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Mark Green
Succeeded by Mark Childress
Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate
In office
September 4, 2001 – March 16, 2003
President George W. Bush
Preceded by James Ziglar
Succeeded by William Pickle
Personal details
Born 1943 (age 74–75)
Alma mater University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Central Michigan University
Wichita State University

Alfonso E. Lenhardt (born 1943) represented the United States as Ambassador to Tanzania from 2009-2013. He was chosen as the US representative to the East African Community since 2010.[1] He left his post in October 2013.[2] From 2001 to 2003, he served as Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate.

On September 18, 2014 Lenhardt was confirmed to be the Deputy Administrator of the Agency for International Development.[3] Following the departure of USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, Lenhardt assumed the role of acting administrator.[4] Gayle Smith, President Barack Obama's nominee to be Shah's permanent successor, was confirmed by the Senate on November 30, 2015, and assumed the role of administrator on December 2, 2015.[5][6][7]

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Government offices
Preceded by
James Ziglar
Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate
2001–2003
Succeeded by
William Pickle
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Mark Green
United States Ambassador to Tanzania
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Mark Childress
Political offices
Preceded by
Rajiv Shah
Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
Acting

2015
Succeeded by
Gayle Smith