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Public Papers - 1989 - September

Nomination of Marion V. Creekmore, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives


The President today announced his intention to nominate Marion V. Creekmore, Jr., a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Maldives. He would succeed James W. Spain.

Currently, Dr. Creekmore serves as Deputy Afghan Coordinator at the Department of State in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as diplomat in residence at George Washington University, 1988; Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau for Near East and South Asia at the Department of State, 1985 - 1987; Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff, 1985; deputy chief of mission in India, 1981 - 1984; and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Organizations Affairs, 1979 - 1981. In addition, he directed the Office of International Energy Policy at the Department of Energy, 1978, and worked on energy and development issues in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, 1974 - 1977. Dr. Creekmore served in South Africa, 1965 - 1966; Ghana, 1966 - 1968; and the Federal Republic of Germany, 1970 - 1973, for the Department of State.

Dr. Creekmore graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1961) and Tulane University (M.A., 1963; Ph.D., 1968). He was born January 8, 1939, in Memphis, TN. He is married, has two children, and resides in Springfield, VA.

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