Nomination of Fernando Enrique Rondon To Be United States Ambassador to Ecuador
The President today announced his intention to nominate Fernando Enrique Rondon, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to Ecuador. He would succeed Samuel Friedlander Hart.
Mr. Rondon entered the Foreign Service in 1961 and was vice consul in Tehran in 1962-1964. He attended French language training at the Foreign Service Institute in 1964-1965 and Arabic language training in Tangier in 1965-1966. He was principal officer in Constantine (1966-1967), consular officer in Algiers (1967-1968), and political officer in Antananarivo (1968-1970). He served on the National Security Council at the White House in 1970-1973. He attended the National War College in 1975-1976 and was Alternate Director of the Office of East Coast Affairs in the Department in 1976-1978. He was deputy chief of mission in Tegucigalpa in 1978-1980. In 1980-1983 he served as Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Madagascar. Since that time he has been Director, Office of Andean Affairs. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (B.S., 1960). His foreign languages are Spanish, French, Arabic, and Persian. He is married, has three children, and resides in Falls Church, VA. He was born May 6, 1936, in Los Angeles, CA.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Fernando Enrique Rondon To Be United States Ambassador to Ecuador Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259197