THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 3, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CAMERON R. HUME
AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE DEMOCRATIC
AND POPULAR REPUBLIC OF ALGERIA
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Cameron R.
Hume, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, to be United
States Ambassador to the Democratic and Popular Republic Algeria.
Mr. Hume, of New York City, joined the Foreign Service in 1970,
following service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Libya. His overseas
assignments include Palermo, Tunis, Damascus, Beirut, and the Holy
See. He has served as a member of the Secretary of State's Planning
Staff and as a desk officer for South Africa. He has had three tours
of duty at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, most recently as
Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs.
Mr. Hume graduated from Princeton University and American University's
Washington College of Law. He has been an International Affairs Fellow
at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow at Harvard's Center for
International Affairs, and a guest scholar at the U.S. Institute of
Peace. He has written two books and numerous articles on diplomacy and
diplomatic history. He has been awarded the Meritorious Honor Award,
the Superior Honor Award twice, and the Distinguished Honor Award. He
speaks Arabic, French, and Italian.