Mark B. Childress
|Mark B. Childress|
|United States Ambassador to Tanzania|
May 22, 2014 – October, 2016
|Preceded by||Alfonso Lenhardt|
|Succeeded by||Virginia Blaser, Chargé d'Affaires|
|White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning|
January 2012 – May 22, 2014
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Kristie Canegallo|
|Born||Mark Bradley Childress
1959 (age 57–58)
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
|Alma mater||Yale University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Mark Bradley Childress (born 1959) is the former United States Ambassador to Tanzania and former Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning in the administration of President Obama. Previously, he served in the Department of Health and Human Services and on Capitol Hill.
He received a hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on September 24, 2013. He was reported out of committee on October 31, 2013 and again on January 15, 2014. He was confirmed to his ambassadorship by voice vote on April 7, 2014. He presented his credentials to President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete on May 22, 2014. On October 25, 2016, Childress stepped down as the U.S. ambassador to Tanzania.
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|New office||White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning
Alfonso E. Lenhardt
|United States Ambassador to Tanzania
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