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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Melvin Floyd Sembler To Be United States Ambassador to Australia

1989-03-17

The President today announced his intention to nominate Melvin Floyd Sembler to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Australia. He would succeed Laurence William Lane, Jr.

Mr. Sembler is currently one of the Nation's leading shopping center developers. In addition, he now sits on the executive committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers board of trustees and is serving as ICSC's international public service chairman. He also served as the president of the International Council of Shopping Centers from 1986 to 1987. In 1988 Mr. Sembler was a Presidential appointee to the White House Conference for a Drug Free America and was also a member of the Bush Coalition for a Drug Free America.

Mr. Sembler graduated from Northwestern University (B.S., 1952). He was born May 10, 1930, in St. Joseph, MS. Mr. Sembler is married and has three children.

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