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• Jimmy Carter
United States Ambassador to Luxembourg - Nomination of James G. Lowenstein
May 13, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate James G. Lowenstein, of Washington, D.C., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Luxembourg. Lowenstein is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs.

He was born August 6, 1927, in New York. He received a B.A. in 1949 from Yale College and attended Harvard Law School in 1955-56. He served in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1955.

Lowenstein was a clerk in the Economic Cooperation Administration from 1950 to 1952. From 1952 to 1956, he was an observer at the Economic Cooperation Administration-Mutual Security Agency, in Paris. In 1956-57 he was on detail to the Foreign Service Institute.

In 1957 and 1958 Lowenstein was an international relations officer at the State Department. In 1958 he was on detail to the Foreign Service Institute and then served as political officer in Colombo, until 1961. In 1961-62 he was on detail to the Foreign Service Institute for Serbo-Croatian language training.

From 1962 to 1965, Lowenstein was a political officer in Belgrade. From 1965 to 1974, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs since 1974.

Lowenstein is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies and serves on the advisory council of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Citation: Jimmy Carter: "United States Ambassador to Luxembourg - Nomination of James G. Lowenstein", May 13, 1977. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=7503.
 
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