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Iowan named first U.S. woman Ambassador to India

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An Iowan has been sworn in as the first U.S. woman Ambassador to India.

Nancy J. Powell will replace Timothy Roemer. Roemer served as Ambassador for two years before leaving in June 2011. 

Powell is a Cedar Falls native. She holds a degree from the University of Northern Iowa in history teaching. Powell also taught high school social studies in Dayton, Iowa. Recently, she served as the director general of the Foreign Service and director of human resources in Washington D.C.

 

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