The President today announced that he will nominate Peter Adams Sutherland, of Ashland, N.H., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the State of Bahrain. He would replace Robert H. Pelletreau, Jr., who has resigned. Sutherland was Deputy Chief of Mission in Kuwait from 1976 until earlier this year.
He was born May 10, 1933, in Rochester, N.Y. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1953, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School and M.A. from Harvard Graduate School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956.
Sutherland joined the Foreign Service in 1961 and was posted in Amman, Port Said, Jidda, and at the State Department. He took language and area training in Beirut from 1966 to 1967 and was political officer in Jerusalem from 1967 to 1970.
From 1970 to 1972, Sutherland was political-economic officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs at the State Department. From 1972 to 1973, he was on detail as a congressional intern. He was a personnel officer at the State Department from 1973 to 1974 and counselor for political affairs in Tunis from 1974 to 1976.