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Name: Johnson, Anthony
Current Position: Ambassador

Anthony Johnson has served as Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States since March 7, 2007, with concurrent accreditation as Jamaica’s permanent representative to the Organization of American States.

Johnson was an Inter American Press Association Hemispheric Scholarship winner (1960) and a senior Fulbright Scholar (1980). He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and his master’s degree in international trade and finance from the University of California in Los Angeles.
Johnson has served as Minister of State in the Ministries of Industry and Commerce from 1980–1983 and Agriculture from 1983–1989. He was a Member of Parliament for NE St Catherine from 1983–1993.
Johnson has also been a senator on two occasions, from 1980-1983, and 1993-2007. He has been an opposition spokesman on education, agriculture and mining, and energy and technology; executive director of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica; and senior lecturer in the Department of Management Studies, University of the West Indies, Mona.
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