Howard Kent Walker

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Howard Kent Walker
Howard Kent Walker and Ronald Reagan 1982.jpg
1982, on right
9th United States Ambassador to Togo
In office
March 9, 1982 – June 9, 1984
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Marilyn P. Johnson
Succeeded by Owen W. Roberts
9th United States Ambassador to Madagascar
In office
September 27, 1989 – July 12, 1992
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Patricia Lynch Ewell
Succeeded by Dennis P. Barrett[1]
9th United States Ambassador to Comoros
In office
October 25, 1989 – September 24, 1990
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Patricia Gates Lynch
Succeeded by Kenneth N. Peltier[2]
Personal details
Born (1935-12-03) December 3, 1935 (age 81)
Newport News, Virginia.
Alma mater University of Michigan
Profession Diplomat
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1962–65
Rank First lieutenant

Howard Kent Walker (born December 3, 1935) is a US diplomat, Foreign Service officer, former United States Ambassador to Togo, Madagascar, and Comoros.[3]

Walker was born on December 3, 1935, in Newport News, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Michigan with an A.B. in 1957 and M.A. in 1958. He enrolled in the United States Air Force as first lieutenant from 1962 to 65. He graduated from Boston University with a Ph.D. in 1968. He is married, has two children, and currently resides in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Walker joined the U.S. Department of State and was assigned as a research analyst from 1965 to 1968 and international relations officer of the Office of Inter-African Affairs and principal officer in Kaduna, from 1971 to 1973. From 1973 to 1975 he was in the Department as international relations officer of the Office of West African Affairs. He was counselor for political affairs in Amman, Jordan from 1975 to 1977, Deputy Chief of Mission in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 1977 to 1979, and in 1979, Deputy Chief of Mission in Pretoria, South Africa. In 1982 he became the United States Ambassador to Togo, replacing Marilyn P. Johnson. He left in 1984. [4]

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Marilyn P. Johnson
United States Ambassador to Togo
1982–1984
Succeeded by
Owen W. Roberts
Preceded by
Patricia Gates Lynch
United States Ambassador to Madagascar
1989–1992
Succeeded by
Dennis P. Barrett

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Department of State website http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/index.htm (Background Notes).