Back to Officials


Name: George, Yosiwo
Current Position: Ambassador
Yosiwo P. George of Kosrae presented his credentials as ambassador on May 2, 2008. George was born in Kosrae in 1941. He went to high school in Pohnpei, graduating in 1963. He then received a Trust Territory scholarship to attend the College of Guam. After two semesters there, he received an East-West Center grant to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He obtained his B.S. in Mathematics from UH-Manoa in 1968. He began his public career as an apprentice with the Ponape (Pohnpei) Transportation Authority. He then taught elementary school in Kolonia, Pohnpei. He was soon chosen to join the staff for a teacher training program in Pohnpei. Then he landed a job working for the Trust Territory Social Security Program on Saipan in the Northern Marianas. While there, George attended Ball State University for one year, studying Actuarial Science. After this, he was the first elected Lieutenant Governor of Kosrae. Before his term was up, he was appointed to head the FSM Department of Social Services. George was then elected Governor of Kosrae for two terms. He then became the FSM Ambassador to the United Nations. Returning from that job, he was elected as a Senator from Kosrae to the 10th FSM Congress. He next became the Chief Justice of the Kosrae State Court. Following this, George was appointed the administrator of the FSM Health Insurance Program, his most recent position prior to his appointment as Ambassador to the United States.
George is active in the Kosraean community, serving as a deacon of the church and on various boards and commissions. He also was active in several constitutional conventions.
Bookmark and Share