Melissa F. Wells

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Melissa F. Wells
Melissa F Wells.jpg
Melissa Foelsch Wells. U.S. State Department photograph
United States Ambassador to Estonia
In office
October 1, 1998 – September 10, 2001
President Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded by Lawrence P. Taylor
Succeeded by Joseph M. DeThomas
United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
In office
April 25, 1991 – March 21, 1992
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by William C. Harrop
Succeeded by Daniel H. Simpson
United States Ambassador to Mozambique
In office
September 11, 1987 – October 12, 1990
President Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Peter Jon de Vos
Succeeded by Townsend B. Friedman, Jr.
United States Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau
In office
September 16, 1976 – March 29, 1977
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by office created
Succeeded by Edward Marks
Personal details
Born Melissa Foelsch Wells
(1932-11-18) November 18, 1932 (age 84)
Tallinn, Estonia
Parents Miliza Korjus (mother)

Melissa Foelsch Wells (born November 18, 1932, in Tallinn, Estonia[1]) is a diplomat and former United States Ambassador to Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau (1976–77),[1] Mozambique (1987–90), Congo-Kinshasa (1991–93), and Estonia (1998–2001).[2] She is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy.[3]

Wells is the daughter of opera singer and film actress Miliza Korjus (1909–1980).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "United Nations Economic and Social Council Nomination of Melissa F. Wells To Be U.S. Representative". American Presidency Project. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Melissa F. Wells". United States Embassy to Estonia. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Member List". American Academy of Diplomacy. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
office created
United States Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau
September 16, 1976 – March 29, 1977
Succeeded by
Edward Marks
Preceded by
Peter Jon de Vos
United States Ambassador to Mozambique
September 11, 1987 – October 12, 1990
Succeeded by
Townsend B. Friedman, Jr.
Preceded by
William C. Harrop
United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
April 25, 1991 – March 21, 1992
Succeeded by
Daniel H. Simpson
Preceded by
Lawrence P. Taylor
United States Ambassador to Estonia
October 1, 1998 – September 10, 2001
Succeeded by
Joseph M. DeThomas