Marilyn P. Johnson

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Marilyn P. Johnson
8th United States Ambassador to Togo
In office
September 23, 1978 – July 29, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byRonald D. Palmer
Succeeded byHoward Kent Walker
Personal details
Born (1922-06-19) June 19, 1922 (age 97)
Boston, Massachusetts
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1944–46

Marilyn Priscilla Johnson (born June 19, 1922) is a former United States Ambassador to Togo.[1] She was appointed to that position on September 23, 1978, and left her post on July 29, 1981.

She graduated from Radcliffe College with a B.A. in 1944 and from Middlebury College in 1952 with an M.A. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.

From 1952 and 1959, Johnson taught French at high schools. Between 1962 and 1964, she taught English as a foreign language in various schools inside Cameroon and Mali. She joined the Foreign Service in 1964, and was a cultural affairs officer in Bamako, Mali, and Tunis, Tunisia, as well as public affairs officer in Niamey, Niger.

From 1971 to 1974, Johnson was the Deputy Assistant Director of the Information Centers Program. The following year, she attended the Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy, and from 1975 to 1976 she learned Russian through training. In 1976 she was cultural affairs officer in Moscow, Soviet Union. In September 1978 she was assigned as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Togo until July 1981.[2]


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Ronald D. Palmer
United States Ambassador to Togo
Succeeded by
Howard Kent Walker