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Public Papers - 1992 - June

Nomination of Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Singapore


The President today announced his intention to nominate Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., of Utah, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Singapore. He would succeed Robert D. Orr.

From 1991 to the present, Mr. Huntsman has served as senior vice president and general manager of the international division of the Huntsman Chemical Corp. in Salt Lake City, UT. He served at the Department of Commerce as Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 1990 - 91, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Trade Development Bureau at the International Trade Administration, 1989 - 90. Since 1984, Mr. Huntsman has held several positions at the Huntsman Chemical Corp., including vice president of international business and member of the board of directors, 1988 - 89; vice president and member of the board of directors of Huntsman Pacific Chemical Corp., 1987 - 89; and product manager, 1984 - 85.

Mr. Huntsman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a bachelor of arts degree. He was born March 26, 1960, in Palo Alto, CA. Mr. Huntsman is married, has four children, and resides in Salt Lake City, UT.

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