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Public Papers - 1991 - October

Nomination of William Edwin Ryerson To Be United States Ambassador to the Republic of Albania


The President today announced his intention to nominate William Edwin Ryerson, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Albania. This ambassadorial appointment follows the resumption of U.S. relations with Albania on March 15, 1991.

Most recently Mr. Ryerson served as Chief of the United States Delegation in Tirana, Albania. Previous assignments included: Associate Director, Visa Services Directorate, Bureau of Consular Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, 1990 - 1991; Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, 1986 - 1990; Serbo-Croatian language training at the Foreign Service Institute, 1985 - 1986; Chief of Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, 1981 - 1985; Office Director, Office of Public and Diplomatic Liaison, Visa Services Directorate, Bureau of Consular Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, 1980 - 1981; and Berlin Desk Officer, Office of Central European Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, 1978 - 1980.

Mr. Ryerson graduated from Cornell University (B.A., 1960). He was born December 10, 1936, in Pompton Lakes, NJ. He is married, has four children, and resides in Arlington, VA.(M.A., 1972). He is married, has one child, and resides in Alexandria, VA.

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