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Public Papers - 1989 - June

Nomination of Warren A. Lavorel for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as United States Coordinator for the Multilateral Trade Negotiations


The President today announced his intention to nominate Warren A. Lavorel to the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as the U.S. Coordinator for Multilateral Trade Negotiations.

Since 1987 Mr. Lavorel has served as the U.S. Coordinator for Multilateral Trade Negotiations in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as deputy chief of mission in Geneva, Switzerland, for the Office of U.S. Trade Representative, 1981 - 1987; financial attache for the U.S. Mission to the European Community, 1980 - 1981; and U.S. Representative to GATT [General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade] in Geneva, 1978 - 1980. Mr. Lavorel was a negotiator for the multilateral trade negotiations in Geneva, 1975 - 1977, and he served as an economic/commercial officer at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, 1973 - 1975. He served in the Trade Agreements Division at the Department of State, 1970 - 1973, and as an economic/commercial officer at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, 1967 - 1969.

Mr. Lavorel graduated from the University of California (B.A., 1961) and Stanford University (M.A., 1970). He was born October 29, 1935, in Oakland, CA. He served in the U.S. Army, 1958 - 1960. Mr. Lavorel resides in California and has two children.

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