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Public Papers - 1991

Nomination of Raymond G.H. Seitz To Be United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom


The President today announced his intention to nominate Raymond G.H. Seitz, of Texas, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He would succeed Henry E. Catto.

Since 1989, Mr. Seitz has served as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs at the Department of State in Washington, DC. From 1984 to 1989, Mr. Seitz served as Minister at the U.S. Embassy in London, England. Prior to this, he served at the Department of State as: Executive Assistant to the Secretary of State, 1982 - 1984; Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, 1981 - 1982; and Deputy Executive Secretary, 1979 - 1981. In addition, Mr. Seitz has served as a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in London. From 1972 to 1975, Mr. Seitz served with the State Department in Washington, DC, as staff officer and director of the secretariat staff, and special assistant to the Director General of the Foreign Service. Mr. Seitz has also served as principal officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bukavu, Zaire, 1970 - 1972; political officer in Nairobi, Kenya, and vice consul to the Seychelles, 1968 - 1970; and as consular officer in Montreal, Canada, 1966 - 1968. Mr. Seitz joined the Foreign Service in 1966.

Mr. Seitz graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1963). He was born December 8, 1940, in Honolulu, HI. Mr. Seitz is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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