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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Robert Michael Kimmitt To Be an Under Secretary of State


The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Michael Kimmitt to be Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He would succeed Michael Hayden Armacost.

Since October 1987 Mr. Kimmitt has been a partner with the law firm of Sidley   Austin in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury, 1985 - 1987. He was Executive Secretary and General Counsel of the National Security Council at the White House, 1983 - 1985, and a member of the National Security Council, 1978 - 1983. In March 1988 Mr. Kimmitt was appointed by President Reagan to a 6-year term as a United States member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Mr. Kimmitt graduated from West Point in 1969. He served in the 173d Airborne Brigade in Vietnam, earning three Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He is currently a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve. Mr. Kimmitt was born December 19, 1947. He is married, has five children, and resides in Arlington, VA.

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