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Nomination of George Fleming Jones To Be United States Ambassador to Guyana


The President today announced his intention to nominate George Fleming Jones, of Texas, 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 the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. He would succeed Theresa Anne Tull.

Since 1989 Mr. Jones has served as vice president for State Department affairs for the American Foreign Service Association in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile, 1985 - 1989; Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica, 1982 - 1985; Director of the Office of Regional Political Programs, 1980 - 1982; Deputy Director of the Office of Regional Political Programs in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs at the Department of State, 1978 - 1980; National War College, 1977 - 1978; Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala, Guatemala, 1974 - 1977; and political adviser at the U.S. Mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, 1971 - 1974. In addition, he was assigned to the Department of State, 1967 - 1971, and served in the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, 1963 - 1966; the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana, 1961 - 1963; and the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador, 1958 - 1960. Mr. Jones joined the Foreign Service in 1956.

Mr. Jones graduated from Wabash College (A.B., 1955), the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (A.M., 1956), and Stanford University (M.A., 1967). He was born June 27, 1935, in San Angelo, TX. Mr. Jones is married and resides in Fairfax, VA.

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