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Public Papers - 1989 - March

Nomination of Paul Matthews Cleveland To Be United States Ambassador to Malaysia


The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul Matthews Cleveland to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Malaysia. He would succeed John Cameron Monjo.

Since 1986 Mr. Cleveland has served as Ambassador to New Zealand and Ambassador to Western Samoa. Prior to this Mr. Cleveland served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Cleveland has served in several capacities at the Department of State, including Director of Korean Affairs, 1981 - 1982; Director of Thai Affairs, 1980 - 1981; Deputy Director and Director of Regional Affairs, East Asian Bureau, 1977 - 1980; political counselor in Seoul, South Korea, 1973 - 1977; Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for East Asian Affairs, 1970 - 1973; economic officer at the Office of Fuels and Energy, 1968 - 1970; and economic officer in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1965 - 1968.

Mr. Cleveland graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1953) and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1965). He was born August 25, 1931, in Boston, MA. Mr. Cleveland is married, has four children, and resides in McLean, VA.

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