Tibor P. Nagy

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Tibor P. Nagy
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19th Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
In office
July 23, 2018 January 20, 2021
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Succeeded by Robert F. Godec (Acting)
United States Ambassador to Ethiopia
In office
August 9, 1999 July 19, 2002
President Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded by David H. Shinn
Succeeded by Aurelia E. Brazeal
United States Ambassador to Guinea
In office
October 10, 1996 July 25, 1999
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Joseph A. Saloom
Succeeded by Joyce Ellen Leader
Personal details
Born
Tibor Peter Nagy Jr.

(1949-04-29) April 29, 1949 (age 72)
Budapest, Hungary
Nationality United States
Spouse(s)Evan Jane Nagy
Children3
Education Texas Tech University (AB)
George Washington University (MSA)
Occupation Diplomat
Awards Meritorious Honor Award (5)
Superior Honor Award (1)

Tibor Peter Nagy Jr. (born April 29, 1949) is a former United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, [1] and a former American foreign service officer who served as the American ambassador to Guinea and to Ethiopia. [2]

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Early life and education

As a child, Nagy was forced to flee from Hungary and arrived in Washington DC in 1957, which became his home. [3] After retiring from the Foreign Service, Nagy served as Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University, [4] from which he graduated in 1972. He also received a master's degree from the George Washington University in 1978. [5]

Career

Nagy is sworn in by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at the Department of State on September 17, 2018. Secretary Pompeo Officiates Swearing-In for Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Nagy (43837520415).jpg
Nagy is sworn in by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at the Department of State on September 17, 2018.

Nagy is a retired career U.S. Foreign Service officer who followed through assignments as US Ambassador to Ethiopia and Guinea as well as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria, Cameroon and Togo. His earlier assignments included Zambia, the Seychelles, Ethiopia, and Washington, DC. [6]

Nagy was nominated to the position of Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs by President Donald Trump on May 10, 2018. He testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on June 14 and was confirmed by a voice vote of the full Senate on June 28. [7] Nagy assumed office on July 23, 2018. [1] He was succeeded by Robert F. Godec. [8]

Personal life

Nagy has been married to Jane since 1971. [9] They have three adult children who were the first triplets born in the independent Zimbabwe. [10]

Publications

The 2014 Paris Book Festival awarded the winning prize in non-fiction to "Kiss Your Latte Goodbye: Managing Overseas Operations" which was co-authored by Nagy. [11]

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References

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  3. "Under Secretary of State for African Affairs: Who Is Tibor Nagy Jr.?". AllGov. Retrieved 2021-01-22.
  4. "Texas Tech University :: Office of International Affairs :: Staff Directory". Iaff.ttu.edu. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
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  11. "Vice Provost Coauthors Winner of Paris Book Festival Award for Non-Fiction | May | 2014 | Texas Tech Today | TTU". today.ttu.edu. Retrieved 2021-07-06.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
David H. Shinn
United States Ambassador to Ethiopia
1999–2002
Succeeded by
Aurelia E. Brazeal