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Public Papers - 1989 - May

Nomination of Robert D. Orr To Be United States Ambassador to Singapore


The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert D. Orr to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Singapore. He would succeed Daryl Arnold.

In 1980 Governor Orr was elected Governor of Indiana, and reelected in 1984. Prior to this he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Indiana in 1972. He has also served as a member of the Indiana State Senate, 1968 - 1972. Governor Orr is the former chairman of the Republican Governors' Association and has served on the National Governors' Association executive committee.

Governor Orr graduated from Yale University (A.B., 1940). He was born November 17, 1917, in Evansville, IN. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Legion of Merit. He is married and has three children.

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