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Jerry P. Lanier (Photo Credit: State Dept.)

Ambassador Jerry P. Lanier is a career diplomat with 31 years of experience in the State Department.

He is the former US Ambassador to Uganda and has served overseas in the Philippines, Kenya, Thailand, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ghana, and Germany. Ambassador Lanier has also served in several positions in the Department in the Bureau of African Affairs, the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, the Legislative Bureau, the Bureau of South Asian Affairs, the Counterterrorism Bureau, and on the faculty of the National Defense University Eisenhower School.

He received his B.A. at Pembroke State University, his M.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served three years as lecturer in the history department of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Ambassador Lanier has four children and is married to Dr. Catherine Kannenberg.

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