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Public Papers - 1991 - May

Nomination of Luis Guinot, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Costa Rica


The President today announced his intention to nominate Luis Guinot, Jr., of Puerto Rico, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Costa Rica. He would succeed Deane Roesch Hinton.

Since 1988 Mr. Guinot has served as a partner and attorney with the law firm of Kelley, Drye   Warren in Washington, DC. Prior to this Mr. Guinot served as a partner and attorney with the law firm of Rose, Schmidt, Chapman, Duff and Hasley, 1985 - 1987, and Chapman, Duff and Paul, 1974 - 1985. From 1972 to 1974, Mr. Guinot served as Assistant General Counsel for the Department of Agriculture. In addition, Mr. Guinot was a self-employed attorney at law and consultant, 1972, and served as Administrator for the Office of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in Washington, DC, 1969 - 1972. He also served as an associate attorney with the law firm of Faerber and Cerny, 1968 - 1969.

Mr. Guinot graduated from New York University (B.A., 1957) and the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University (J.D., 1968). He was born April 8, 1935, in San Juan, PR. Mr. Guinot served in the U.S. Army, 1959 - 1967. Mr. Guinot is married, has five children, and resides in Clifton, VA.

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