Louisiana Native Named U.S. Ambassador To United Nations

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President-Elect Joe Biden is naming a Louisiana native and 35-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service Department as his Ambassador to the United Nations.

Biden announced yesterday he was nominating Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the United States' top representative at the international organization.

Born in Baker, Thomas-Greenfield graduated from LSU and later served as Ambassador to Liberia under George W. Bush, and Director-General of the United States Foreign Service under Barack Obama.

Governor John Bel Edwards congratulated Thomas-Greenfield, saying Louisiana is proud of her service.

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