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Public Papers - 1991 - June

Nomination of Robert Michael Kimmitt To Be United States Ambassador to Germany


The President has nominated Robert Michael Kimmitt, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Federal Republic of Germany. He would succeed Vernon A. Walters.

Since 1989 Mr. Kimmitt has served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs at the Department of State in Washington, DC. Prior to this he served as a partner with the law firm of Sidley   Austin, 1987 - 1989; General Counsel at the Department of the Treasury, 1985 - 1987; Executive Secretary and General Counsel of the National Security Council, 1983 - 1985; and a senior staff member of the National Security Council, 1982 - 1983.

Mr. Kimmitt graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (B.S., 1969) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1977). He was born December 19, 1947, in Logan, UT. Mr. Kimmitt served in the U.S. Army, 1969 - 1982; and in the Army Reserve, 1982 - present. He is married, has five children, and resides in Arlington, VA.

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