William L. Jacobsen, Jr. is a retired educator and diplomat. He entered the Foreign Service in 1966, with assignments to Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Guinea Bissau. He was a staff member of the National Security Council in Washington, D.C., in 1988. President George H.W. Bush named him ambassador to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau where he served from 1989 to 1992. He retired from federal service in 1993. In retirement he accompanied his wife, an administrative specialist with the United Nations, on her postings to Lesotho, Morocco and Indonesia. They have lived on Maryland's Eastern Shore since 2002. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.