Linda Thomas Greenfield Biography

Linda Thomas Greenfield is the 31st United States Ambassador to the United Nations as she was nominated by President Joe Biden. She has expressed concerns over tension between Ethiopia and Tigray. Some of her publications are US Refugee Admission History and Policy, Zimbabwe’s Coup: Net Gain or No Gain, and The Transformation of Diplomacy: How to save the state department.

Early Life

Linda Thomas Greenfield was born on 22nd November 1952 in Baker, Louisiana, United States of America. The name of her parents and siblings has been kept private and away from the limelight. At a young age, she showed interest in society and wanted to provide equal opportunities and rights. Linda has completed her high school education at a local school in Louisiana. The details about the same have not been shared. In 1974 she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University. Next year she went to the University of Wisconsin- Madison to pursue a Master of Public Administration.

Linda Thomas Greenfield Career

Linda joined the Foreign Service in 1982 and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Ambassador to Liberia, Director General of the Foreign Services, and Director of Human Resources. She held these posts in the period of 2004 to 2013. From 2013 to 2017 she served as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the United States Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs. Later in 2017, she was terminated due to the Trump administration. After three years she was named a volunteer member of President-elect Joe Biden’s agency team.

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In November 2020 she was in the position of Senior Vice President at Albright Stonebridge Group but was on leave. The same year on 24th November she was nominated as the next US Ambassador to the United Nations. On 27th January 2021, she appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Ion 23rd February 2021 she was confirmed by the United States Senate with a vote of 78-20. At the beginning of March 2021, she became president of the UN Security Council as the head of the United States. Her term ended on 31st March 2021. Currently, she focused on responsibilities as US ambassador of the United Nations.

Social Media

Linda is active on social media applications like Twitter. She joined Twitter in May 2016. Till now she has earned 200.7 thousand followers and 322 followings. Her tweets are filled with talks on current affairs about disputes and she urges to maintain peace. She also gives opinions relating to current affairs.

Linda Thomas Greenfield Biography

Real Name Linda Thomas Greenfield
Birth Date 22 November 1952
Age (as of 2022) 69 Years
Birth Place Baker, Louisiana, United States
Nationality American
Profession Diplomat
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 66 kg  –  in Pounds –  145 lbs
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Average




School University of Wisconsin-Madison, Baker High School
College Louisiana State University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Lafayette Masteen-Greenfield
Children Two (Lindsay Greenfield, Lafayette Greenfield II)
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Personal Life

Thomas is married to her husband named Lafayette Masteen Greenfield. Lafayette was dedicated to civil service and worked for State Department as a Foreign Service officer.  Their marriage was very private and low-key with close family members. They are also blessed with two children named Lindsay Greenfield and Lafayette Greenfield II.

Linda Thomas Greenfield Net Worth

Linda Thomas Greenfield has earned a lot by working at United Nations and Foreign service on different posts. The details about her salary have not been shared as she earns from United Nations. However, no official statement or any kind of numbers are disclosed regarding her wealth and fortune at the moment.


  • She taught political science at Bucknell University.
  • She held foreign postings in many countries like Switzerland, Pakistan, Kenya, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Jamaica.
  • According to Los Angles Times in 2017 she was part of what was a purge of senior state department officials and a career professional for nearly four years.
  • On 24th November, she was nominated to be included in Biden’s cabinet and National Security Council.
  • She accused the People’s Republic of China of committing genocide against Uyghurs.
  • Her daughter Lindsay works in foreign service and was stationed in Bolivia.

2 thoughts on “Linda Thomas Greenfield Biography”

  1. I don’t know much about her, but after listening to her ‘Vote Yes’ to the U.N., I pray for her and her attempts to gain peace in the Ukraine.


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