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Appointment of Everett Ellis Briggs as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

1989-06-05

The President today announced the appointment of Everett Ellis Briggs as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs at the White House. Ambassador Briggs will be Senior Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Security Council.

Since 1986 Ambassador Briggs has served as Ambassador to Honduras. Prior to this he was selected to be the Vice President of the National Defense University in Washington, DC. He served as United States Ambassador to Panama, 1982 - 1986; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, 1981 - 1982; and Deputy Coordinator and Country Director for Mexican Affairs at the Department of State, 1979 - 1981. He served as deputy chief of mission in Asuncion, Paraguay, 1974 - 1978; deputy chief of mission in Bogota, Colombia, 1978 - 1979; and Consul General in Luanda, Angola, 1972 - 1974. Ambassador Briggs has served in the State Department in the Inter-American, European, and International Organizations bureaus.

Ambassador Briggs was born in Cuba. He graduated from Dartmouth College and George Washington University. He is married, has five children, and resides in New Hampshire.

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