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Public Papers - 1992

Nomination of Alvin P. Adams, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Peru


The President today announced his intention to nominate Alvin P. Adams, Jr., of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Peru.

Since 1989, Ambassador Adams has served as Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti at the American Embassy in Port-au-Prince. He has also served in several other positions at the Department of State including: Associate Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism, 1987 - 89; detailed to Ryder Systems, Inc., 1986; Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti, 1983 - 1985; Deputy Executive Secretary at the State Department, 1981 - 83; Director of the Secretariat Staff, 1981; Special Assistant for Legislative and Public Affairs at the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, 1979 - 81; and Deputy Director of the Office of Business Practices at the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, 1977 - 79.

Ambassador Adams graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1964) and Vanderbilt University (LL.B., 1967). He was born August 29, 1942, in New York, NY. Ambassador Adams is married, has one child, and resides in Alexandria, VA.

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