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Nomination of Edwin G. Corr To Be United States Ambassador to El Salvador

June 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edwin G. Corr, of Oklahoma, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador. He would succeed Thomas R. Pickering.

Mr. Corr served in the United States Marine Corps in 1957-1960 and was a teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma in 1960-1961. He entered the Foreign Service in 1961 as a trainee at the Foreign Service Institute. In 1962 he was international affairs officer in the Office of Mexican and Caribbean Affairs in the Department. He served as a junior officer in Mexico, then administrative assistant to the Ambassador in Mexico City (1962-1966). He was regional Peace Corps director in Cali, Colombia, in 1966-1968. He attended the Institute for Latin American Studies at the University of Texas in 1968-1969. In 1969-1971 he was desk officer in the Office of Panamanian Affairs in the Department and program officer at the Inter-American Foundation in 1971-1972. He was executive assistant to the Ambassador in Bangkok, Thailand (1972-1975); counselor for political affairs in Quito, Ecuador (1975-1976), followed by deputy chief of mission in Quito (1976-1978). In 1978-1980 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters in the Department. He then served as Ambassador to Peru in 1980-1981 and Ambassador to Bolivia from 1981 to the present.

Mr. Corr was born August 6, 1934, in Edmond, OK. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma (B.S., 1957; M.A., 1961). His foreign language is Spanish. He is married to the former Susanne Springer, and they have three daughters.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Edwin G. Corr To Be United States Ambassador to El Salvador Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project