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Public Papers - 1991 - March

Nomination of Henry E. Catto To Be Director of the United States Information Agency

1991-03-13

The President today announced his intention to nominate Henry E. Catto, of Texas, to be Director of the United States Information Agency. He would succeed Bruce S. Gelb.

Currently Ambassador Catto serves as Ambassador of the United States to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Prior to this, Ambassador Catto served as a partner with Catto   Catto in San Antonio, TX, 1959 - 1989; and as vice chairman with H   C Communications, Inc., in Houston, TX, 1983 - 1989. Ambassador Catto has also served as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Department of Defense, 1981 - 1983. From 1977 to 1981, he was self-employed with the DBS IBIS Corp. in Washington, DC. He served as a Representative of the U.S. of America to the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 1976 - 1977, and as Chief of Protocol for the White House and the Department of State, 1974 - 1976. Ambassador Catto served as the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador 1971 - 1973, and as Deputy Representative to the Organization of American States, 1969 - 1971.

Ambassador Catto graduated from Williams College (B.A., 1952). He was born December 6, 1930, in Dallas, TX. Ambassador Catto is married, has four children, and currently resides in London, England.

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