Nomination of James
Daniel Phillips To Be United States Ambassador to Burundi
August 15, 1986
President today announced his intention to nominate James Daniel Phillips, of Kansas, a career member of the
Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi. He succeeds James R. Bullington.
to entering the Foreign Service in 1961, Mr. Phillips was a teaching assistant
at Cornell University. Upon entering the
Foreign Service, he was assigned as a personnel officer and to training. In
1963 - 1965 he was sent to Paris, France, as Third Secretary and
staff aide to the Ambassador. From there he went to our consulate in Lubumbasi, Zaire, as a counsel and then
to Kinshasa, Zaire, as Second Secretary
and political officer. Mr. Phillips returned to the Department in 1968 - 1971
to serve in the Bureau of European Affairs. In 1971 he became First Secretary
and political officer at the Embassy in Paris. From there, in 1975 -
1978, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Luxembourg. In 1978 he went to Banjul, The Gambia, and served
as Charge d'Affaires until 1980, when be became a
student at the National War College for a year. From 1981
to 1984, Mr. Phillips was Office Director for UNESCO Affairs in the Department,
and since 1984 has been counsel general in Casablanca, Morocco.
graduated from the University of Wichita (B.A., 1957; M.A.,
1958) and the University of Austria (certificate, 1957).
Mr. Phillips is married and has five children. He was born February
in Peoria, IL.