W. Stuart Symington (diplomat)
|United States Ambassador to Nigeria|
|Assumed office |
October 31, 2016
|Preceded by||James F. Entwistle|
|United States Special Representative for the Central African Republic|
April 21, 2014 – September 2016
|Preceded by||Position established|
|United States Ambassador to Rwanda|
November 3, 2008 – July 5, 2011
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Michael R. Arietti|
|Succeeded by||Donald Koran|
|United States Ambassador to Djibouti|
September 18, 2006 – May 31, 2008
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Marguerita Ragsdale|
|Succeeded by||James C. Swan|
William Stuart Symington IV
June 14, 1952
|Alma mater||Brown University|
Columbia Law School
William Stuart Symington IV (born June 14, 1952) is an American diplomat who is currently serving as the United States Ambassador to Nigeria and was the former U.S. Special Representative for the Central African Republic. He is the grandson of former U.S. Senator from Missouri W. Stuart Symington Jr.
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Symington was the United States Department of State's Representative at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia from 2005-06, Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq from 2004-05, and Deputy Director of the Department’s Office of West African Affairs from 2003-05.
He served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger from 2001 to 2003, Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador from 1997 to 2001, and a Pearson Fellow in the Office of U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton from 1996-97.
He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti from 2006 to 2008.
He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda from 2008 to 2011.
Symington was nominated by President Barack Obama as the United States Ambassador to Nigeria on June 29, 2016. He was confirmed by voice vote on September 29, 2016. He was sworn in on October 31, 2016. After his posting to the country, his name has been used by Nigerian 419 scammers as part of their attempts to con people into giving away money.
- "Symington, W. Stuart". State.gov. 2005-01-30. Retrieved 2016-05-12.
- "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts", White House, June 29, 2016
- "Ambassador W. Stuart Symington U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria".
- "Stuart Symington, Ambassador to Nigeria, about your $5m ATM CARD". 1 March 2018.
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