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Nomination of David B. Funderburk To Be United States Ambassador to Romania

August 28, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate David B. Funderburk, of North Carolina, as Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Romania. He would succeed O. Rudolph Aggrey.

Mr. Funderburk was instructor of history and government at Wingate College, Wingate, N.C., in 1967-69 and instructor of history (part-time) at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., in 1969-70. In 1972-78 he was assistant-associate professor of history at Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Tex., and since 1978 he has been associate professor of history at Campbell University, Buies Creek, N.C. In 1975 he was guide-interpreter at the United States Photography Exhibit in Sibiu, Romania, as Foreign Service staff officer with the International Communication Agency.

He received his B.A. (1966) and M.A. (1967) from Wake Forest University and his Ph.D. in 1974 from the University of South Carolina. He also attended the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Washington.

Mr. Funderburk was born April 28, 1944, in Langley Field, Va. He is married, has two children, and resides in Buies Creek, N.C.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of David B. Funderburk To Be United States Ambassador to Romania Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247065