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Nomination of Edward Morgan Rowell To Be United States Ambassador to Bolivia

May 17, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward Morgan Rowell, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Bolivia. He would succeed Edwin Gharst Corr.

Mr. Rowell was with Woodward & Lothrop in Washington, DC, in 1955-1956. In 1956 he began his career in the Foreign Service in training assignments, first as a management analyst and then as a budget examiner. He served as vice consul and economic/commercial officer in Recife, Brazil, in 1958. He then went to Curitiba, Brazil, as consul and principal officer in 1958-1961. In 1961 he returned to the Department as Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs. In 1962-1964 he was officer in charge of Honduran affairs for the Department and the Agency for International Development. In 1964-1965 he was detailed to Stanford University for Latin American studies. In 1965 he served as political officer and deputy chief of section at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He then became chief of the political section of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where he served until 1970. In 1970 he returned to the Stanford University graduate school of business for senior training. Mr. Rowell then served as a Foreign Service inspector in the Department in 1971-1974. In 1974-1975 he was Deputy Director/Economic Officer in the Office of Iberian Affairs. In 1975 he became Deputy Director, Office of West European Affairs, and then Director. In 1978 he went to Lisbon, Portugal, as deputy chief of mission and from 1983 to present has been a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs.

Mr. Rowell was born October 13, 1931, in Oakland, CA. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1953 and attended Stanford University in 1964-1965 and the graduate school of business at Stanford in 1970-1971. He served in the United States Army in 1953-1955. His foreign languages are Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Mr. Rowell is married to the former Le Wood, and they have three children.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Edward Morgan Rowell To Be United States Ambassador to Bolivia Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project