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Nomination of Harry W. Shlaudeman To Be United States Ambassador to Nicaragua

1990-05-18

The President today announced his intention to nominate Harry W. Shlaudeman, of California, 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 Nicaragua. He would succeed Richard Huntington Melton.

Since 1989 Mr. Shlaudeman has served as a consultant to the Department of State. Prior to this, he served as Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, 1986 - 1989; Ambassador at Large and the President's Special Envoy for Central America, 1984 - 1986; Executive Director of the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America, 1983 - 1984; Ambassador to Argentina, 1980 - 1983; Ambassador to Peru, 1977 - 1980; Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, 1976 - 1977; Ambassador to Venezuela, 1975 - 1976; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, 1973 - 1975; Deputy Chief of Mission in Santiago, Chile, 1969 - 1973; and Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, 1967 - 1969. In addition, Mr. Shlaudeman has served as Assistant Director for the Office of Caribbean Affairs at the Department of State and adviser to Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, 1965 - 1966; Dominican Republic desk officer, 1964 - 1965; political officer in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1962 - 1964; consul in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1960 - 1962; political officer in Bogota, Colombia, 1956 - 1958; and vice consul in Barranquilla, Colombia, 1955 - 1956. He joined the Foreign Service in 1954.

Mr. Shlaudeman graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1952). He was born May 17, 1926, in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Shlaudeman is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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