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Public Papers - 1989 - June

Nomination of Evelyn Irene Hoopes Teegen To Be United States Ambassador to Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati


The President today announced his intention to nominate Evelyn Irene Hoopes Teegen to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Fiji and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati. She would succeed Leonard Rochwarger.

Ms. Teegen is presently the Republican national committeewoman for Minnesota and the executive director of the Minnesota Seat Belt Coalition. Since 1987 Ms. Teegen has also been vice president of Teegen and Associates in Minneapolis. She also served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the 25th anniversary of the independence of Kenya, 1988; as a member of the 15th Air Command/Civilian Distinguished Visitors trip, 1987; as a member of the National Academy of Science for the Study of the Benefits and Costs of the 55 MPH Speed Limit, 1986; as a member of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee, 1982 - 1985; and as a member of the Republican National Committee delegation to the People's Republic of China, 1984. Ms. Teegen is a member of the board of directors of Africare and the Minnesota Safety Council, as well as a member of the American Coalition of Traffic Safety and the Minnesota Citizens Council on Crime and Justice.

Ms. Teegen graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor of science degree, 1953. She was born November 17, 1931, in Muscatine County, IA. Ms. Teegen is married, has two children, and currently resides in Minneapolis, MN.

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