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June Carter Perry


Office of Civil Rights
Washington, DC
February 2009

Date: 02/05/2009 Description: Black History Month, 2009: Ambassador June Carter Perry State Dept PhotoJune Carter Perry (MC) has been envoy to Sierra Leone since 2007.

She was previously Ambassador to Lesotho (2004-2007). Other assignments include Deputy Chief of Mission in Madagascar and the Central African Republic; Chief of Internal Political Affairs, American Embassy, Paris; Diplomat-in-Residence, Howard University; Director of the Office of Social and Humanitarian Affairs in the IO Bureau; Deputy Director, Office of Policy and Plans in the PM Bureau; Political Officer in Zimbabwe; Senior Advisor in the AF Bureau and Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State. Ambassador Perry was a coordinator of Vice-President Gore’s US/South Africa Bilateral Commission, author of the US/Southern African Development MOU, member of the VP’s delegation to South Africa and Botswana and coordinated the first US/Southern African military bilateral.

Recipient of State’s Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards, the Senior Performance Pay Award, the Diplomat in Residence of the Year Award, and the 2008 Coffey Award from Loyola University Chicago (B.A.), she was also featured in the University of Chicago (M.A.) Magazine.

She was a Wilson Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Vice-President of The Women’s Institute (D.C.) and of State’s Thursday Luncheon Group, and a Board Member of the Washington Boys and Girls Clubs. She has been featured in ‘Who’s Who in America’ and in ‘Who’s Who Among American Women.’ She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta and of the National Council of Negro Women.

Prior to State, she was Director of Public Affairs for ACTION/Peace Corps, and PA Director for WGMS Radio.

Amb. Perry has lived in Malaysia, Micronesia and Guyana with her retired Senior Foreign Service spouse, Frederick Perry.

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