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Nomination of William B. Milam To Be United States Ambassador to Bangladesh

1990-05-23

The President today announced his intention to nominate William B. Milam, of California, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the People's Republic of Bangladesh. He would succeed Willard Ames De Pree.

Since 1985 Mr. Milam has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Finance and Development. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon, 1983 - 1985; Director of the Office of Monetary Affairs, 1980 - 1983; Deputy Director of the Office of Monetary Affairs, 1977 - 1980; international economist in the Office of Fuels and Energy, 1975 - 1977; financial economist for the U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom, 1973 - 1975; and financial economist in the Office of Monetary Affairs, 1970 - 1973. In addition, Mr. Milam was in training at the University of Michigan, 1969 - 1970; an economic officer and Mali desk officer for the Bureau of African Affairs, 1967 - 1969; in economic training for the Foreign Service Institute, 1967; an assistant economic officer in Monrovia, Liberia, 1965 - 1967; and vice consul in Martinique, French West Indies, 1962 - 1964. He entered the Foreign Service in 1962.

Mr. Milam graduated from Sacramento City College (A.A., 1957), Stanford University (A.B., 1959), and the University of Michigan (M.A., 1970). He was born July 24, 1936, in Bisbee, AZ. He is married and resides in Washington, DC.

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