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Public Papers - 1992

Nomination of Princeton Nathan Lyman To Be United States Ambassador to South Africa

1992-05-07

The President today announced his intention to nominate Princeton Nathan Lyman, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa. He would succeed William Lacy Swing.

Since 1989, Dr. Lyman has served as Director of the Bureau for Refugee Programs at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to this, he served as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1986 - 89; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at the Department of State, 1981 - 86; and as Director of the Office of Inter-African Affairs at the Department of State, 1980 - 81.

Dr. Lyman graduated from the University of California (A.B., 1957); Harvard University (M.A., 1959; Ph.D., 1961). He was born November 20, 1935, in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Lyman is married, has three children, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD.

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