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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Sally J. Novetzke To Be United States Ambassador to Malta


The President today announced his intention to nominate Sally J. Novetzke to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Malta. She would succeed Peter R. Sommer.

Mrs. Novetzke has been an active political and civic volunteer in the State of Iowa. In 1986 she was commissioned to serve on the National Council on Vocational Education and has been serving as the legislative representative on that council. She also serves on the Kirkwood Community College Advisory Council for Career Education, the Kirkwood Community College Planning Council, the Cedar Rapids Symphony Board, and is a trustee of the Hoover Presidential Library. Mrs. Novetzke was vice chairman of campaign of the National Federation of Republican Women Advisory Board, 1987 - 1989; State cochairman of George Bush for President, 1988; member of the Iowa Federation of Republican Women Advisory Board, 1987 - 1989; precinct chairman, 1976 - 1988; State chairman, Republican Party of Iowa, 1985 - 1987; Republican State central committee, member from the 2d District, 1982 - 1985; and chairman of the Linn County Republican Party, 1980 - 1983.

Mrs. Novetzke attended Carleton College, 1950 - 1952. She was born January 12, 1932, in Stillwater, MN. Mrs. Novetzke is married, has four children, and resides in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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