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Public Papers - 1991 - June

Nomination of Arthur Hayden Hughes To Be United States Ambassador to Yemen


The President today announced his intention to nominate Arthur Hayden Hughes, of Nebraska, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Yemen. He would succeed Charles F. Dunbar, Jr.

Mr. Hughes currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. Prior to this Mr. Hughes served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in: Tel Aviv, Israel, 1986 - 1989; The Hague, Netherlands, 1983 - 1986; and Copenhagen, Denmark, 1980 - 1983. In addition, Mr. Hughes served at the Department of State as: Director of the Secretariat Staff for the Executive Secretariat, 1978 - 1980; officer-in-charge of Spanish affairs, 1977 - 1978; and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, 1976 - 1977. He also served as a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Germany, 1973 - 1976. Mr. Hughes served at the State Department in Washington, DC, as staff assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Management, 1971 - 1973; State Department representative at the National Military Commander Center at the Department of Defense, 1970 - 1971; and watch officer at the State Department Operations Center, 1970. From 1965 to 1967, Mr. Hughes served as consul at the U.S. consulate in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He entered the Foreign Service in 1965.

Mr. Hughes graduated from the University of Nebraska (B.A., 1961). He was born September 25, 1939, in Lincoln, NE. Mr. Hughes served in the U.S. Army, 1962 - 1963. Mr. Hughes is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.

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