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Nomination of Eugene L. Scassa To Be United States Ambassador to Belize


The President today announced his intention to nominate Eugene L. Scassa, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Belize. He would succeed Robert G. Rich, Jr.

Since 1986 Mr. Scassa has served as Executive Director of the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Executive Director for the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, 1985 - 1986; Division Chief of the Bureau of Personnel, 1983 - 1985; National War College, 1982 - 1983; Administrative Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, 1980 - 1982; administrative and conference officer for the U.S. Mission in Geneva, 1978 - 1980; administrative officer for the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland, 1974 - 1977; and administrative officer for the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia, 1973 - 1974. In addition, he has served as an administrative and consular officer for the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, Mexico, 1971 - 1973; administrative officer for the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar, 1971; administrative officer and consular officer for the U.S. consulate in Mozambique, 1969 - 1971; Special Assistant in the Bureau of African Affairs, 1967 - 1969; administrative assistant for the U.S. Embassy in Libreville, Gabon, 1965 - 1967; communications officer for the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador, 1964 - 1965; and communications and records clerk for the U.S. Embassy in Panama, 1962 - 1964. Mr. Scassa joined the Foreign Service in 1962.

Mr. Scassa attended Geneva College, 1957 - 1958 and 1960 - 1961, and he attended Florida State University night school, 1963 - 1964. He was born February 6, 1939, in Monaca, PA. Mr. Scassa served in the U.S. Army, 1958 - 1960. He is married, has three children, and resides in Reston, VA.

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