The President today announced that he will nominate Robert E. White, of Melrose, Mass., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to El Salvador. He would replace Frank J. Devine, resigned. White has been U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay since 1977.
He was born September 21, 1926, in Stoneham, Mass. He received an A.B. from St. Michael's College in 1952 and an M.A. from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1954. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.
White joined the Foreign Service in 1955 and served at the State Department and in Hong Kong, Ottawa, and Guayaquil. From 1965 to 1968, he was chief of the political section in Tegucigalpa, and from 1968 to 1970, he was detailed to the Peace Corps as Deputy Regional Director, then Regional Director, for Latin America.
From 1970 to 1972, White was Deputy Chief of Mission in Managua, and from 1972 to 1975, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Bogota. From 1975 to 1977, he was Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States.