The President today announced that he will nominate Lyle Franklin Lane, of Tacoma, Wash., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Uruguay. He would replace Lawrence A. Pezzullo, who has been appointed Ambassador to Nicaragua. Lane has been principal officer of the United States Interest Section in Havana since 1977.
He was born September 19, 1926, in Tacoma, Wash. He received a B.A. from the University of Washington in 1950 and an M.S. from George Washington University in 1969. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947.
Lane joined the State Department in 1950 as an organizational methods examiner, and then served as consular and administrative officer in Guayaquil, then political officer in Madrid. From 1959 to 1961, he was international relations officer at the State Department.
In 1961-62 Lane took advanced economic studies at Berkeley, and from 1962 to 1966, he was principal officer in Cebu. From 1966 to 1968, he was detailed to AID in Guatemala. In 1968-69 he attended the National War College.
From 1969 to 1971, Lane was administrative officer in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs at State. From 1971 to 1972, he was Deputy Director, then Acting Director of the National Security Council Interdepartmental Group for Inter-American Affairs. From 1972 to 1973, he was Deputy Executive Director of the Office of Management, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs.
From 1973 to 1976, Lane was Deputy Chief of Mission in San Jose. From 1976 to 1977, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Lima.