Nomination of Barrington King To Be United States Ambassador to Brunei
The President today announced his intention to nominate Barrington King, of Georgia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to Brunei. He would be the first accredited American Ambassador to Brunei.
Mr. King was a salesman with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Spartanburg, SC, in 1953-1955 and a field representative with the United States Social Security Administration in Charleston in 1955-1956. In 1956 he entered the Foreign Service as Foreign Service officer in the Department. He was administrative and political officer in Cairo in 1957-1959 and in 1959 attended French language training in Paris. In 1959-1961 he was administrative and political officer in Dar es Salaam. In the Department he was officer in charge of Tanzania and Zanzibar affairs in 1961-1963. In 1963-1964 he attended Greek language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was chief of the economic section in Nicosia (1964-1967) and economic and political officer in Athens (1967-1972). In 1972-1973 he attended Princeton University on a Woodrow Wilson fellowship. In the Department he was Chief of the Training and Liaison Staff in the Bureau of Personnel in 1973-1975. In 1975-1979 he was deputy chief of mission in Tunis and since 1979 has been deputy chief of mission in Islamabad.
Mr. King graduated from the University of Georgia (B.F.A., 1952). His foreign languages are Greek and French. He was born September 25, 1930, in Knoxville, TN.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Barrington King To Be United States Ambassador to Brunei Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260653