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Public Papers - 1991 - January

Nomination of Charles R. Baquet III To Be United States Ambassador to Djibouti


The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles R. Baquet III, of Maryland, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Djibouti. He would succeed Robert South Barrett IV.

Currently Mr. Baquet serves as consul general at the U.S. consulate general in Cape Town, South Africa, 1988 - 1991. Prior to this he attended the senior seminar at the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, DC, 1987 - 1988. In addition he has served as Director of the Regional Management Center at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, 1983 - 1987; Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations of the Bureau of Administration at the Department of State, 1979 - 1983; special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Administration at the Department of State, 1978 - 1979; Counselor for Administrative Affairs in Beirut, Lebanon, 1976 - 1978; and as general service officer at the U.S. consulate general in Hong Kong, 1975 - 1976. He has served at the Department of State for the Bureau of Administration as an administrative officer, 1971 - 1975, and general services officer for building management, 1971. He has also served as a consular officer in Paris, France, 1969. He entered the Foreign Service in 1968.

Mr. Baquet graduated from the University of Xavier (B.A., 1963) and the Maxwell School of Government at Syracuse University (M.P.A., 1975). He was born December 24, 1941, in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Baquet is married and currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa.

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