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Public Papers - 1990

Nomination of Frederick Vreeland To Be United States Ambassador to Burma (Myanmar)


The President today announced his intention to nominate Frederick Vreeland, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Union of Burma (Myanmar). He would succeed Burton Levin.

Since 1989 Mr. Vreeland has served as vice president of John Cabot International College in Rome, Italy. Prior to this, he served as contributing editor of Conde Nast Traveler in New York, 1988; director of Aspen Institute in Rome, Italy, 1985 - 1987; counselor and political officer for the U.S. Embassy in Rome, 1978 - 1985; political officer for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, 1971 - 1978; political and security officer for the U.S. mission to the United Nations in New York, 1967 - 1971; deputy chief of the economic section for the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, 1963 - 1967; temporary aide to the National Security Council at the White House, 1963; and political officer for the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Germany, 1959 - 1963. In addition, he has served as an economic officer for the U.S. mission in Berlin, Germany, 1957 - 1959; and economic officer for the U.S. mission in Geneva, Switzerland, 1952 - 1957. Mr. Vreeland entered the Foreign Service in 1952.

Mr. Vreeland graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1951). He was born June 24, 1927, in Danbury, CT. Mr. Vreeland served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, 1945 - 1947. He is married, has two children, and resides in Rome, Italy.

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