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Public Papers - 1990

Appointment of Deane Roesch Hinton as United States Ambassador to Panama


The President today announced the recess appointment of Deane Roesch Hinton, of Illinois, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, with the personal rank of Career Ambassador, as Ambassador to the Republic of Panama. He would succeed Arthur H. Davis.

Since 1987 Ambassador Hinton has served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica. Prior to this he served as Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1983 - 1987, and as Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, 1981 - 1983. From 1979 to 1981, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs. Ambassador Hinton served as the Representative of the United States of America to the European Communities, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, 1976 - 1979. In 1975 he was senior adviser to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs. Ambassador Hinton also served as Ambassador to the Republic of Zaire in 1974. From 1971 to 1974, he was Assistant Director, then Deputy Director on the Council on International Economic Policy at the White House. Ambassador Hinton served as Director and Economic Counselor at the Agency for International Development in Santiago, Chile, 1969 - 1971, and in Guatemala, 1967 - 1969.

Ambassador Hinton graduated from the University of Chicago (A.B., 1943). He served in the U.S. Army, 1943 - 1945. He was born March 12, 1923, in Fort Missoula, MT. He is married and has 12 children.

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