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Ambassador Delano Lewis

Mr. Lewis served as an attorney with the Dept. of Justice; as an attorney in the Office of Compliance in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Associate Director of the US Peace Corps in Nigeria and Country Director of US Peace Corps in Uganda; Legislative Assistant to US Senator Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts and Chief of Staff for Delegate Walter Fauntroy of the District of Columbia. Lewis was an executive with the C&P Telephone Company in Washington, DC, a subsidiary of AT&T.  From 1984 until 1994, he was an Officer of Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) retiring in 1994 as President and CEO of the District of Columbia operations.  In 1994, Mr. Lewis was named President and CEO of National Public Radio in Washington, DC. In June 1999, President Clinton nominated Delano Lewis as US Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa and served until, 2001. Mr. Lewis, is a native Kansan, received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kansas in 1960 and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, in 1963.

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