President Trump nominates Louisiana native, LSU grad to be new Cabo Verde ambassador


President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(The Baton Rouge Advocate)- President Donald Trump has nominated a Louisiana native and LSU graduate to become the new U.S. ambassador to the African nation Cabo Verde.

John Jefferson “Jeff” Daigle is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service who currently serves on detail as the designated federal official for the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. He’s previously served in diplomatic positions in Cambodia and Iraq.

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, congratulated his fellow LSU alum online: “Looking forward to the Senate considering his nomination,” he tweeted.

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