The President today announced that he will nominate Mauricio Solaun, of Urbana, Ill., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Nicaragua. He would replace James D. Theberge. Solaun is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Illinois.
He was born September 22, 1935, in Cuba. He received a doctor of law degree in 1958 from the University of Villanova, in Cuba, an M.A. from Yale University in 1959, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1971.
Since 1966 Solaun has been associate professor of sociology at the University of Illinois. He served as a consultant to the Colombian Planning Office in 1972 and 1973, and as a consultant to the United Nations Development Program with the Chilean National Planning Office in 1975. He is the author and coauthor of several books and numerous articles on housing and urban policies, race relations, and politics.