57. Editorial Note
On January 1, 1960, the Republic of Cameroun became independent. For text of a message from President Eisenhower to Prime Minister Ahmadou Ahidjo, December 31, 1959, see 2 Whiteman 144. The Department of State announced on January 5 that the consulate general at Yaoundé had been elevated to an embassy on January 1, with Consul General Bolard More as Chargé d’Affaires; for text of the announcement, see Department of State Bulletin, February 1, 1960, page 174. For additional information, see 2 Whiteman 142–145. The first U.S. Ambassador to Cameroun, Leland Barrows, presented his credentials on June 9.