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 Paraguay. He would replace Robert E. White, who has been appointed Ambassador to El Salvador.
Lane has been Ambassador to Uruguay since 1979.
He was born September 19, 1926, in Tacoma. 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 Foreign Service in 1952 and served in Guayaquil, Madrid, and at the State Department. He took advanced economic studies at the University of California at Berkeley in 1961-62. From 1962 to 1966, he was Principal Officer in Cebu.
From 1966 to 1968, Lane was detailed to the Agency for International Development and served as political adviser, then Deputy Director for Development Planning, in Guatemala. From 1968 to 1969, he attended the Naval War College.
From 1969 to 1971, Lane was Administrative Officer at 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 at the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs.
Lane was Deputy Chief of Mission in San Jose from 1973 to 1976, and in Lima from 1976 to 1977. From 1977 to 1979, he was Principal Officer in the U.S. Interests Section in Havana.