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Public Papers - 1991

Nomination of Parker W. Borg To Be United States Ambassador to Burma


The President today announced his intention to nominate Parker W. Borg, of Minnesota, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Union of Burma (Myanmar). He would succeed Burton Levin.

Since 1989 Mr. Borg has served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics Matters at the Department of State. Prior to this Mr. Borg served as Deputy and Acting Coordinator at the Bureau of International Communications and Information Policy at the Department of State, 1987 - 1989; as a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1986 - 1987; and Deputy to the Director of the Office for Counterterrorism, 1984 - 1986. From 1981 to 1984 he served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mali. He served in various positions at the State Department and in the Foreign Service, 1965 - 1981.

Mr. Borg graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1961) and Cornell University (M.P.A., 1965). He was born May 25, 1939, in Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Borg is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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