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Public Papers - 1989 - May

Continuation of William Andreas Brown as the United States Ambassador to Israel


The President today announced that William Andreas Brown will continue to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Israel.

Since November 1988 Ambassador Brown has served as United States Ambassador to Israel. Prior to this he was Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, 1985 - 1988. He served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 1983 - 1985. He was visiting professor at the University of New Hampshire, 1982 - 1983; Deputy Chief of Mission in Tel Aviv, Israel, 1979 - 1982; Deputy Chief of Mission, Charge d'Affaires, and Acting Director of the American Institute in Taipei, Taiwan, 1978 - 1979. Ambassador Brown has also served as political counselor in Moscow, 1977 - 1978, and Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 1974 - 1976. He attended the National War College, 1972. He was Deputy Director of the Office of Asian Communist Affairs at the Department of State, 1970 - 1972. He has also served as a political officer in New Delhi, India, and Moscow, and as principal officer in Kuching, Sarawak. He entered the Foreign Service in 1956.

Ambassador Brown graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1952) and Harvard University (M.A., 1955; Ph.D., 1963). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1952 - 1955, and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1954 - 1969. He was born September 7, 1930, in Winchester, MA. He is married and has four children.

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