The President today announced that he will nominate Loren E. Lawrence, of Bethesda, Md., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Jamaica. He would replace Frederick Irving, who has retired from the Foreign Service.
Lawrence was born January 26, 1926, in Hamilton, Kans. He attended Washington University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1945 and 1947 to 1953.
He entered the Foreign Service in 1954 as special officer of the Refugee Relief Program in Rotterdam. He served as a consular officer in Hong Kong, Macao, and Tel Aviv. From 1966 to 1970, he was at the State Department as a personnel management specialist, then career management officer.
From 1970 to 1973, Lawrence was counselor for consular affairs in Manila. In 1973-74, he attended the senior seminar in foreign policy at the Foreign Service Institute. From 1974 to 1975, Lawrence was Deputy Director of Personnel for Management at the State Department, and from 1975 to 1976, he was Deputy Administrator of the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
From 1976 to 1977, Lawrence was counselor for consular affairs in London. Since 1977 he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services.