WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted to confirm Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a Louisiana native and LSU graduate, as United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
“Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who is from Baker, Louisiana, served our country well as a member of the State Department. I am confident she will continue to do so as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations,” said Dr. Cassidy. “I’m proud she’s from Louisiana, but I’m more proud of her service to our country.”
Thomas-Greenfield was born in Baker, Louisiana. She is the oldest of eight children and the first in her family to graduate from high school. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 1974 and went on to earn a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Thomas-Greenfield brings 35 years of diplomatic experience and public service to the position of U.S. Ambassador to the UN. Her experience includes working in refugee policy, African affairs, humanitarian issues and economic development. She was also the top State Department official in charge of Africa policy during the Ebola crisis.
Cassidy met with Thomas-Greenfield on December 2, 2020 prior to her confirmation.