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Public Papers - 1989 - November

Nomination of Everett Ellis Briggs To Be United States Ambassador to Portugal


The President today announced his intention to nominate Everett Ellis Briggs to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Portugal. He would succeed Edward Morgan Rowell.

Currently Mr. Briggs serves as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Security Council at the White House in Washington, DC. Prior to this he served as Ambassador to Honduras, 1986 - 1989, and as Ambassador to Panama, 1982 - 1986.

Mr. Briggs graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1956) and George Washington University (M.S., 1972). He was born April 6, 1934, in Havana, Cuba. Mr. Briggs is married, has five children, and resides in Arlington, VA.

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