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Public Papers - 1989 - July

Continuation of Timothy Lathrop Towell as United States Ambassador to Paraguay


The President today announced that Timothy Lathrop Towell will continue to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Paraguay.

Since 1988 Ambassador Towell has served as United States Ambassador to Paraguay. Prior to this, Ambassador Towell was Deputy Chief of Protocol at the Department of State, 1983 - 1988. He was the legislative management officer for Europe in the Office of Congressional Relations at the Department of State, 1980 - 1983. Ambassador Towell has been a political-economic officer in the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba, 1979 - 1980, and first secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium, 1975 - 1979. He served as the U.S. consul in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1972 - 1974, and at the Department of State as a Spanish desk officer, 1970 - 1972, and as a Bolivian desk officer, 1968 - 1970. He has served in various other capacities in Bolivia and Spain.

Ambassador Towell graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1957) and Case Western Reserve University (M.A., 1962). He served in the U.S. Army Reserve, 1959. He was born January 31, 1934, in Cleveland, OH. He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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