R. Barrie Walkley

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R. Barrie Walkley
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United States Ambassador to Gabon
In office
2004–2007
President George W. Bush
United States Ambassador to Guinea
In office
2001–2004
President George W. Bush
Personal details
Born 1944 (age 72–73)
Profession Diplomat

R. Barrie Walkley (born 1944) is a career foreign service officer and the former Special Advisor to Secretary of State Clinton for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was appointed to this position in December 2011 and served until June 18, 2013, when he was replaced by former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold.[1]

Previously, he served as the American ambassador to Guinea and to Sao Tome and Principe (also accredited to Gabon).[2] He was called back to service and appointed Chargé d'Affaires for South Sudan at its independence.[3] (Susan D. Page has been nominated as ambassador.) He holds degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. He and his wife Annabelle were Peace Corps volunteers in Somalia (1967–1969).[4]

Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs; Ret. General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State; Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; and R. Barrie Walkley inaugurating the new U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan on Independence Day, July 9, 2011.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Joyce Ellen Leader
United States Ambassador to Guinea
2001–2004
Succeeded by
Jackson McDonald
Preceded by
Kenneth Price Moorfield
United States Ambassador to Gabon
2004–2007
Succeeded by
Eunice S. Reddick

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