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William Ludwig Jacobsen,, American ambassador. Certified secondary education teacher, Washington. Recipient Meritorious Honor award Department State, 1985, 88, Presidential Meritorious award, 1990.

Background

Jacobsen,, William Ludwig was born on December 2, 1936 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

Education

Bachelor, University Washington, 1958. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1981.

Career

Career member Senior Foreign Svc. with rank counselor, unites states department State, Washington, 1959-1960;director President's Task Force on Southern and South Africa,, unites states department State, Washington, 1985-1988;director African affairs, National Security Council, Washington, 1988-1989;ambassador to Guinea-Bissau,, Foreign Svc., Department State, Bissau, since 1989;junior officer, United States Information Agency, Washington, 1966;junior officer, American Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, 1966-1967;assistant cultural officer, United States Consulate General, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1967-1969;branch public affairs officer, United States Consulate, Belem, Brazil, 1969-1971;information officer, American Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal, 1971-1974;public affairs officer, United States Consulate General, Lourenco Marques, Mozambique, 1974-1975;branch public affairs officer, United States Consulate General, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, 1975-1978;policy officer for Africa, United States Information Agency, 1978-1980;deputy chief of mission, American Embassy, Gaborone, Botswana, 1981-1984;director, United States Liason Office, Windhoek, Namibia, 1984-1985;director, President's Task Force on South Africa, Washington, 1985-1988;director for Africa, National Security Council, Washington, 1988-1989;ambassador to Guinea-Bissau, Bissau, since 1989.

Achievements

  • Certified secondary education teacher, Washington.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, traveling.

Connections

Married; 3 children.