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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Raymond Charles Ewing To Be United States Ambassador to Ghana


The President today announced his intention to nominate Raymond Charles Ewing to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Ghana. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, and he would succeed Stephen R. Lyne.

Mr. Ewing entered the Foreign Service in 1957. From 1958 to 1959, he served as staff assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, followed by an assignment as staff aide at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo in 1959. He was the political officer at the U.S. Mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, 1962 - 1964, and was then detailed to the U.S. Information Agency and served as executive assistant in Lahore from 1964 to 1966. He returned to the Department of State in 1967 and was an international economist in the trade agreements division. Following a year of graduate study in economics at Harvard University from 1969 to 1970, he was posted to the U.S. Embassy in Rome as economic officer. He was the counselor for economic and commercial affairs, Bern, Switzerland, 1973 - 1975. In 1975 he returned to Washington and served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs; Deputy Director, Office of Southern European Affairs, 1976 - 1977; Director, Office of Southern European Affairs, 1977 - 1979; member of the Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs, Foreign Service Institute, 1979 - 1980; and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, 1980 - 1981. In 1981 Mr. Ewing was appointed Ambassador to Cyprus. From 1985 to 1987, he was the dean of the school of language studies at the Foreign Service Institute; and since 1987 Mr. Ewing has been serving as the Director, Office of Foreign Service Career Development and Assignments, Bureau of Personnel.

Mr. Ewing graduated from Occidental College with an A.B. in 1957 and received his master's degree in public administration from Harvard University in 1970. He was born September 7, 1936, in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Ewing is married, has four children, and currently resides in Virginia.

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