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Nomination of Harmon Elwood Kirby To Be United States Ambassador to Togo


The President today announced his intention to nominate Harmon Elwood Kirby, of Ohio, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Togo. He would succeed Rush Walker Taylor, Jr.

Currently Dr. Kirby serves as Director of the Office of Performance Evaluation at the Department of State. Prior to this he has served as Director of United Nations Political Affairs at the Department of State. He has been a Foreign Service officer for the Department of State in Geneva, Madras, New Delhi, Brussels, Khartoum, Rabat, and Washington, 1961 to present. In addition, Mr. Kirby has served as an executive assistant to the executive vice president of Hudson Pulp and Paper Corp. in New York City, 1960 - 1961, and in personnel and labor relations for the Diamond National Corp. in Middletown, OH, 1959 - 1960.

Mr. Kirby received his bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University and his master of arts degree from George Washington University. He was born January 27, 1934, in Hamilton, OH. Mr. Kirby served in the U.S. Army, 1956 - 1958. He is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.

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