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Public Papers - 1989 - November

Nomination of Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton To Be United States Ambassador to Peru


The President today announced his intention to nominate Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Peru. He would succeed Alexander Fletcher Watson.

Since 1987 Mr. Quainton has served as the Deputy Inspector General at the Department of State in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Ambassador to Kuwait, 1984 - 1987; Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua, 1982 - 1984; Director of the Office for Combating Terrorism with the rank of Ambassador, 1978 - 1981; Ambassador to the Central African Republic, 1976 - 1978; and deputy chief of mission in Kathmandu, Nepal, 1973 - 1976. In addition, Mr. Quainton served as a political officer in Paris, 1972 - 1973; senior political officer in India, 1969 - 1972; political and economic officer in New Delhi, 1966 - 1969; and economic officer in Karachi, Pakistan, 1963 - 1964.

Mr. Quainton graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1955) and Oxford University (B. Litt., 1958). He was born April 4, 1934, in Seattle, WA. Mr. Quainton is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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