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Mark B. Childress

Mark Childress
United States Ambassador to Tanzania
Assumed office
May 22, 2014
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Alfonso Lenhardt
White House Deputy Chief of Staff
for Planning
In office
January 2012 – May 22, 2014
Served with Nancy-Ann DeParle,
Alyssa Mastromonaco and Rob Nabors
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Kristie Canegallo
Personal details
Born 1959 (age 55–56)
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Yale University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Mark Bradley Childress is the United States Ambassador to Tanzania, and former Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning in the administration of President Obama.[1] Previously, he served in the Department of Health and Human Services and on Capitol Hill.[2]

On July 8, 2013 President Obama announced his intent to nominate Childress to be United States Ambassador to Tanzania.[3] On July 9, 2013 his nomination was sent to the Senate.[4]

He received a hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on September 24, 2013.[5] He was reported out of committee on October 31, 2013 and again on January 15, 2014. He was confirmed to his ambassadorship by voice vote on April 7, 2014. He presented his credentials to President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete on May 22, 2014.[6]

External links

  • Evan McMorris-Santoro, Meet The Most Powerful Man In The White House You’ve Never Heard Of, May 30, 2013, Buzzfeed


  1. ^ "2012 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff". White House Office. 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Radnofsky, Louise; Meckler, Laura; Lee, Carol E. (2012-02-11). "Obama Retreats on Contraception".  
  3. ^ "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". The White House. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to Senate". The White House. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Nominations". United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mark Childress, U.S. Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania". 
Political offices
Preceded by
Position Established
White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning
Succeeded by
Kristie Canegallo
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Alfonso E. Lenhardt
United States Ambassador to Tanzania
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