President Obama Nominates Lawrence Alumnus for Ambassador Post

Lawrence alumnus Christopher W. Murray ’75, was nominated yesterday by President Obama to serve as Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo, a position in the U.S. Department of State.

In announcing Murray’s and other nominations, Obama said, “It gives me great confidence that such dedicated and capable individuals have agreed to join my administration and serve the American people. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”

Murray is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He currently serves as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Lebanon and in Algeria. His other overseas assignments include Syria, a prior posting in Brussels, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Jamaica. At the State Department in Washington he has served in the Bureaus of Nonproliferation, European Affairs, International Organizations, and African Affairs. Murray received a B.A in Government from Lawrence University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.n the U.S. Department of State.