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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Charles Warren Hostler To Be United States Ambassador to Bahrain


The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles Warren Hostler to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Bahrain. He would succeed Sam H. Zakhem.

Since 1977 Dr. Hostler has been president of the Hostler Investment Co. and Pacific Southwest Capital Corp. in San Diego, CA. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Commerce at the Department of Commerce, 1974 - 1976; regional vice president of E-Systems Inc. for the Middle East and Africa in Dallas, TX, 1976 - 1977; and president of Hostler Investment Co. in Newport Beach, CA, 1969 - 1974. He also served as manager at McDonnell Douglas Corp. for international marketing for missiles and space, 1967 - 1969; and manager for the Middle East at Douglas Aircraft Co. international sales in Beirut, Lebanon, 1965 - 1967.

Dr. Hostler graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1942), Georgetown University (M.A., 1955), American University at Beirut, Lebanon (M.A., 1952), and Georgetown University (Ph.D., 1956). He was born December 12, 1919, in Chicago, IL. He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1942 - 1963. He is married, has one child, and resides in San Diego, CA.

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