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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of J. Steven Rhodes To Be United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe

1989-11-17

The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Steven Rhodes to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Zimbabwe. He would succeed James Wilson Rawlings.

Since 1987 Mr. Rhodes has been managing director and office manager of the public finance office of Smith Barney in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to this he was vice president of the public finance division of Smith Barney in New York, 1985 - 1987. He was chief domestic policy adviser to then Vice President George Bush at the White House, 1983 - 1985; Special Assistant to the President in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House, 1981 - 1983; director of government affairs for Dart Industries, Inc., 1976 - 1981; and a manager of the wage and salary administration for Dart Industries, Inc., 1973 - 1976.

Mr. Rhodes graduated from Loyola University (B.S., 1973) and Pepperdine University (M.S., 1977). He was born September 29, 1951, in New Orleans, LA. He resides in Los Angeles, CA.

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