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Nomination of Clint Arlen Lauderdale To Be United States Ambassador to Guyana

May 09, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Clint Arlen Lauderdale, of California, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. He would succeed Gerald E. Thomas who is serving as Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya.

Mr. Lauderdale served in the United States Army in 1951-1954. He began his government service in 1956 as a policeman with the city of Albany, CA. He was an employment interviewer with the State of California (1957-1958) and deputy clerk of the United States Tax Court (1958-1959). In 1959-1962 he was a personnel specialist with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in Washington, DC, and Boston, MA. In 1962 he entered the Foreign Service and served as Foreign Service officer-general in Mexico City, personnel officer in Rio de Janeiro (1964-1966), and general services officer in Brussels (1967-1970). He attended the University of Michigan in 1970-1971. In the Department he was administrative officer in the Bureau of European Affairs in 1971-1972. He was administrative officer in Bonn (1972-1975) and counselor for administration in Madrid (1975-1979). In the Department he was Director of Recruitment, Employment, and Examination in the Bureau of Personnel in 1979-1980, and since 1980 has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Personnel.

Mr. Lauderdale received his B.A. in 1957 from the University of California at Berkeley. His foreign languages are German and Spanish. He was born September 14, 1932, in Ackerly, TX.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Clint Arlen Lauderdale To Be United States Ambassador to Guyana Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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