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Pamela White

Pamela White

Pamela A. White[1] (born 1948 in Lewiston, Maine) is an American diplomat. In November 2010, White was named United States ambassador to The Gambia by President Barack Obama.[2] In January 2012, White was appointed United States ambassador to Haiti.[3]

Pamela White
United States Ambassador to Haiti
In office
August 3, 2012  October 6, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byKenneth Merten
Succeeded byPeter Mulrean
United States Ambassador to the Gambia
In office
November 29, 2010  June 2, 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byBarry Wells
Succeeded byEdward Alford
Personal details
Born1948 (age 7374)
Lewiston, Maine, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Maine (BA)
School for International Training (MA)

Early life and education

Born in Lewiston, Maine, White was raised in nearby Auburn. In 1967, White graduated from Edward Little High School. She then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Maine in 1971. She earned a master's degree from the School for International Training in Vermont and then a degree in international development from the National Defense University.


White served in the Peace Corps in Cameroon from 1971 to 1973. Prior to her appointment as ambassador, White worked for the United States Agency for International Development beginning in 1978. With USAID, White served in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Haiti, Egypt and South Africa. From 1999 to 2001, she was the deputy director for East Africa.


  1. "Pamela A. White". U.S. Department of State. July 18, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  2. Auburn native named U.S. ambassador to Gambia Sun Journal, November 16, 2010
  3. Staff reports (January 24, 2012). "Mainer named envoy to Haiti". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
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