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Public Papers - 1991

Nomination of John Hubert Kelly To Be United States Ambassador to the Republic of Finland


The President today announced his intention to nominate John Hubert Kelly, of Georgia, 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 Republic of Finland. He would succeed John Giffen Weinmann.

Since 1989, Ambassador Kelly has served as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State, 1988 - 1989; and U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, 1986 - 1988. In addition, he served at the U.S. Department of State in several capacities: Short-Term Special Projects Officer in the Office of Management, 1985 - 1986; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, 1983 - 1985; Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, 1982 - 1983; and Deputy Executive Secretary for the Department of State, 1981.

Ambassador Kelly graduated from Emory University (B.A., 1961). He was born July 20, 1939, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Mr. Kelly is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, VA.

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