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Nomination of Carleton S. Coon, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Nepal

May 04, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Carleton S. Coon, Jr., of New Hampshire, as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal, vice Phillip R. Trimble, resigned.

Mr. Coon entered the Foreign Service in 1949 and was assigned to Frankfurt am Main. He was consular-economic officer in Damascus in 1952-56 and economic officer in New Delhi in 1956-59. In the Department, he was foreign affairs officer in 1959- 61 and officer in charge of Cyprus affairs, then international relations officer in 1961-63. In 1963-65 he was principal officer in Tabriz. He was officer in charge of India, Nepal, Ceylon affairs in the Department, in 1965-68. He attended the National War College in 1968-69. He was Chief of Presidential Appointments staff in the Office of Director General of the Foreign Service in 1969-70. In 1970-73 Mr. Coon was Deputy Chief of Mission in Kathmandu. He was diplomat in residence at Carleton College in 1973-74. He was Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister-Counselor) in Rabat in 1974-76. In 1976-79 he was Deputy Director of the Foreign Service Institute, and since 1979 he has been country director of the Office of North African Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs.

Mr. Coon was born April 27, 1927, in Paris, France. He graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1949). He is married, has six children, and resides in Weare, N.H.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Carleton S. Coon, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Nepal Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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