The President today announced that he will nominate Robert C. F. Gordon, of Berkeley, Calif., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Mauritius. He would replace Samuel Gammon, resigned. Gordon bas been coordinator for the handicapped at the State Department since 1978.
He was born March 19, 1920, in Berkeley, Calif. He received a B.A. (1941) and an M.A. (1949) from the University of California at Berkeley.
From 1941 to 1946, Gordon was with Bethlehem Steel Corp., and from 1946 to 1948, he was with Tri-Metals Corp. He joined the Foreign Service in 1950 and served as a foreign affairs analyst at the State Department and then as a political officer in Baghdad and Khartoum.
From 1961 to 1963, he was a personnel officer at the State Department, and from 1963 to 1964, he attended the National War College. From 1964 to 1965, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Dar es Salaam.
From 1965 to 1970, Gordon was counselor for political-military affairs in Rome. He was special assistant for welfare and grievances at the State Department from 1970 to 1972. From 1972 to 1978, he was consul general in Florence.