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Public Papers - 1990

Nomination of Edward William Gnehm, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Kuwait


The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward William Gnehm, Jr., of Georgia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Kuwait. He would succeed W. Nathaniel Howell.

Currently Mr. Gnehm serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East and Southeast Asian Affairs. Prior to this he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern and Southeast Asian Affairs. In addition, Mr. Gnehm served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan. He has served as a career Foreign Service officer in Sanaa, Yemen Arab Republic; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Damascus, Syria; Lebanon; Tunisia; Vietnam; and Nepal.

Mr. Gnehm graduated from George Washington University (B.A., 1966; M.A., 1968). He was born November 10, 1944, in Carrollton, GA. Mr. Gnehm is married, has two children, and currently resides in Potomac, MD.

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