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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Thomas F. Stroock To Be United States Ambassador to Guatemala


The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas F. Stroock to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Guatemala. He would succeed James H. Michel.

Mr. Stroock is currently president of Alpha Exploration, Inc., and the Stroock Leasing Corp., in Casper, WY. In addition, he is a Wyoming State senator and serves as vice president, chairman of the Wyoming Senate Appropriations Committee, and cochairman of the Wyoming Joint Legislative Appropriations Committee. He has also served as director of Key Bank of Wyoming and as director of Key Bancshares of Wyoming. He worked for the National Public Lands Council, 1981 - 1984; the National Small Business Advisory Council, 1981 - 1983; and as director of Century Oil and Gas Co., 1976 - 1982. He has served as a member of the National Petroleum Council, 1970 - 1977; director of Mid-America/Great Plains Financial Corp., 1967 - 1973; and director of the Wycom Corp., 1968 - 1975.

Mr. Stroock graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1948). He was born October 10, 1925, in New York City. He is married, has four children, and resides in Casper, WY. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1943 - 1946.

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