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Public Papers - 1989 - October

Nomination of Edward S. Walker, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates


The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward S. Walker, Jr., of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Arab Emirates. He would succeed David Lyle Mack.

Since 1988 Mr. Walker has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. Prior to this he served as deputy chief of mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has studied at the Royal College of Defense Studies in London. In 1982 he became the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State. He was a special assistant to the personal representative of the President for the autonomy negotiations between Israel and Egypt, 1979 - 1981, and chief of the political section in Damascus, Syria, 1977 - 1979. Mr. Walker joined the Agency for International Development as a management intern in 1966 and the Department of State as a Foreign Service officer in 1967.

Mr. Walker graduated from Hamilton College (A.B., 1963) and Boston University (A.M., 1965). He served in the U.S. Army, 1962 - 1965. He was born June 13, 1940, in Abington, PA. He is married, has two children, and resides in Arnold, MD.

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