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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Raymond G.H. Seitz To Be an Assistant Secretary of State


The President today announced his intention to nominate Raymond G.H. Seitz to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European and Canadian Affairs). He would succeed Rozanne L. Ridgway.

Since 1984 Mr. Seitz has served as Minister to London. Prior to this, he served in various capacities at the Department of State, including Executive Assistant to the Secretary, 1982 - 1984; Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, 1981 - 1982; and Deputy Executive Secretary for the Department of State, 1979 - 1981. In addition, he served as political officer at the U.S. Embassy in London, 1975 - 1979. Mr. Seitz served as the Special Assistant to the Director General of the Foreign Service at the Department of State and as a staff officer to the Secretariat, 1972 - 1975. In 1970 Mr. Seitz served as principal officer in Bukavu, Zaire; and in 1968 he served as a political officer in Nairobi, Kenya, and concurrently as vice consul to the Seychelles. Prior to this he served as a consular officer in Montreal, Canada, 1966 - 1968. In 1986, he received the Presidential Award for Meritorious Service.

Mr. Seitz graduated from Yale University in 1963. He joined the Foreign Service in 1966. He was born December 8, 1940, in Honolulu, HI. He is married, has three children, and resides in Texas.

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