Simon Henshaw is an American diplomat who has served as the United States Ambassador to Guinea.
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Henshaw earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master of Science from the National War College.
Henshaw is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, has served as an American diplomat since 1985. He served in senior leadership positions at the Department of State, including as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and, starting in 2017, as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration from 2013 to 2018. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Director of the Office of Andean Affairs, and, from 2008 to 2011, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He has also served at five other overseas diplomatic posts. Prior to his ambassadorship he was a senior advisor to the Health Initiatives Task Force at the Department of State, coordinating efforts to respond to a series of health and security incidents affecting United States diplomats in Cuba and China.
On August 10, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Henshaw as the next United States Ambassador to Guinea. On August 16, 2018, his nomination was sent the United States Senate. On September 26, 2018, he appeared before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. On January 2, 2019, his nomination was confirmed in the Senate by voice vote. He presented his credentials to President Alpha Condé on March 4, 2019.
Henshaw speaks French, Spanish, basic Russian, and basic Portuguese.. He died of heart attack on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Guinea where he was serving as US Ambassador.
List of ambassadors of the United States
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