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Public Papers - 1991

Nomination of Edward G. Lanpher To Be United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe

1991-09-04

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward Gibson Lanpher, of the District of Columbia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Zimbabwe. He would succeed J. Steven Rhodes.

Currently Mr. Lanpher is serving as deputy chief of mission of the American Embassy, Canberra, Australia. He served as Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs at the Department of State, 1986 - 1989; deputy chief of mission for the American Embassy, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1982 - 1986. He served as political officer in the American Embassy, London, 1979 - 1982; legislative management officer in the Office of Congressional Relations at the Department of State, 1977 - 1979.

Mr. Lanpher graduated from Brown University (B.A., 1966). He was born December 8, 1942 in Richmond, VA. He is married, has three children, and resides in Australia.

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