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Public Papers - 1990 - May

Nomination of Robert E. Lamb To Be United States Ambassador to Cyprus


The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert E. Lamb, of Virginia, 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 Cyprus. He would succeed Bill K. Perrin.

Since 1985 Mr. Lamb has served as Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security. Prior to this, he has served in various positions at the Department of State, including Assistant Secretary for Administration, 1983 - 1985; Administrative Counselor in Bonn, West Germany, 1979 - 1983; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, 1978 - 1979; Deputy Director in the Office of Passport Services, 1977 - 1979; Director of the Office of Personnel/Career Management, 1976 - 1977; Special Assistant in the Bureau of Administration, 1974 - 1976; Deputy Director of the Regional Finance Center in Bangkok, Thailand, 1973 - 1974; and administrative officer in Kathmandu, Nepal, 1971 - 1973. In addition, he served as an administrative officer for the Bureau of Administration in the Office of Operations, 1969 - 1971; and personnel officer in career management, 1968 - 1969. He was assigned to the Foreign Service Institute in 1964. In 1963 Mr. Lamb entered the Foreign Service.

Mr. Lamb graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1962). He was born November 17, 1936, in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Lamb served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1958 - 1961. He is married, has three children, and resides in Alexandria, VA.

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