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Public Papers - 1989 - March

Nomination of John Cameron Monjo To Be United States Ambassador to Indonesia


The President today announced his intention to nominate John Cameron Monjo to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Indonesia. He would succeed Paul Dundes Wolfowitz.

Since 1987 Ambassador Monjo has been the United States Ambassador to Malaysia. Prior to this he was Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State, 1985 - 1987. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 1983 - 1985. He has served in several other capacities at the Department of State: Deputy Chief of Mission in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1982 - 1983; and Deputy Chief of Mission in Seoul, Korea, 1979 - 1982. Ambassador Monjo was country director in the Office of Philippine Affairs, 1978 - 1979; principal officer for Casablanca, Morocco, 1976 - 1978; and a political officer in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1971 - 1976. From 1969 to 1971, he was a special assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs; an international relations officer in the Office of Japanese Affairs, 1967 - 1969; and a political officer in the Department of the Army in Naha, Okinawa, 1965 - 1967. Ambassador Monjo has also served as an economic officer, 1964 - 1965; a commercial officer in Tokyo, Japan, 1961 - 1962; and a political officer in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1958 - 1961.

Ambassador Monjo graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.S., 1953). He served in the United States Navy, 1953 - 1956. He was born July 17, 1931, in Stamford, CT. He is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.

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