Eunice S. Reddick

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Eunice Sharon Reddick
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United States Ambassador to Niger
Assumed office
September 12, 2014
President Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded by Bisa Williams
United States Ambassador to São Tomé and Príncipe
In office
April 15, 2008 – July 18, 2010
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded by Barrie Walkley
Succeeded by Eric Benjaminson
United States Ambassador to Gabon
In office
December 6, 2007 – July 18, 2010
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded by Barrie Walkley
Succeeded by Eric Benjaminson
Personal details
Born 1951 (age 65–66)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Marc Wall
Children Gregory
Sarah
Alma mater New York University
Columbia University

Eunice Sharon Reddick (born 1951) is an American diplomat and is the ambassador to Niger and previously served as the U.S. ambassador to Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe.

Biography[edit]

Reddick graduated from Hunter College High School in New York City in 1969 and received a BA in history and literature from New York University (1973) and a master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs (1975). After completing her graduate studies, Reddick worked for several years at the Africa-America Institute in New York and Washington.

Reddick began her Foreign Service career in 1980 and was assigned in 1981 as consular officer to the Harare Embassy, Zimbabwe. In 1983 she returned to the United States State Department and was assigned to the Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration Affairs to monitor USG assistance to African refugees. From 1986 to 1988, Reddick served as Country officer for Tanzania and the India Ocean countries in the Bureau of African Affairs. After that assignment, she was a Senior Watch Officer in the Secretary’s 24-hour Operations Center. From 1989 to 1990, she studied Mandarin Chinese at the AIT/Taipei Language School, followed by an assignment to the political section at the Beijing Embassy.

In 1993 she was the recipient of the Dean and Virginia Rusk Fellowship award. Reddick spent a year as an Associate at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. She Then followed two Deputy Director assignments in the State Department – the first in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Office of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam Affairs, and the second in the Office of International Development Assistance in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. From 1997 to 2000, she was the chief of the political section at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Taipei office. From 2002 to 2004, she was Director of the Office of Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore Affairs after a stint as Deputy Director of that office when it also covered Indonesia. She served from 2005 to 2007 as Director of the Office of East African Affairs in the State Department Bureau of African Affairs. Following those posts, she was appointed by President George W. Bush and sworn in as United States Ambassador to Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe.[1] She was succeeded by Eric D. Benjaminson in December 2010.

She was nominated on January 6, 2014 to be the next United States Ambassador to Niger. She was confirmed on June 30, 2014 and presented her credentials on July 21, 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Reddick is married to the Ambassador to Chad, Marc M. Wall. They have two children, Gregory, 22, and Sarah, 17. Reddick was born in New York City, and spent her childhood there.[2]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Eunice S. Reddick at Wikimedia Commons Presidential Nomination: Eunice Sharon Reddick

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Barrie Walkley
United States Ambassador to Gabon
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Eric Benjaminson
United States Ambassador to São Tomé and Príncipe
2008–2010
Preceded by
Bisa Williams
United States Ambassador to Niger
2014–present
Incumbent