Nomination of Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton To Be United States Ambassador to Kuwait
The President today announced his intention to nominate Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton, of Washington, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the State of Kuwait. He would succeed Francois M. Dickman.
Mr. Quainton was a research fellow at Oxford University (England) from 1958 to 1959. He entered the Foreign Service in 1960 as commercial officer in Sydney. From 1962 to 1963, he attended Hindi-Urdu language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was economic officer in Karachi (1963-1964), in Islamabad (1964-1966), and political and economic officer in New Delhi (1966-1969). In the Department he was senior political officer for India from 1969 to 1972. From 1972 to 1973, he was political officer in Paris and deputy chief of mission in Kathmandu from 1973 to 1976. He was Ambassador to the Central African Republic from 1976 to 1978. In the Department he was Director of the Office for Combatting Terrorism with the rank of Ambassador from 1978 to 1981. From 1981 to 1984, he was Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua.
Mr. Quainton received his A.B. (1955) from Princeton University and B.Litt (1958) from Oxford University. His foreign languages are Spanish, French, Urdu, Hindi, and Russian. He was born April 4, 1934, in Seattle, WA.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton To Be United States Ambassador to Kuwait Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/261536