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Nomination of George Arthur Trail III To Be United States Ambassador to Malawi

March 10, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate George Arthur Trail III, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi. He would succeed Weston Adams.

Before joining the Foreign Service in 1965, Mr. Trail was an assistant professor of naval science at Rice University in Houston, TX, 1963-1965, and a financial analyst for the Ford Motor Co. in 1965. He took language training at the Foreign Service Institute, 1965-1966, and his first overseas assignment was consular officer in Munich, Germany, 1966-1967. Thereafter he became trade and investment officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, and in 1968 was assigned as the political officer in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In 1970 he returned to Washington and served first as the Liberian desk officer, 1970-1972, and as a congressional fellow for a year at the offices of Congressman Lee Hamilton and Senator Lee Metcalf. Mr. Trail served as principal officer at the American consulate in Kaduna, Nigeria, 1973-1975, and political-military officer in Bangkok, Thailand, 1975-1978. He was Deputy Director of the Office of West African Affairs in the Department of State, 1978-1980; consul general in Johannesburg, 1980-1984; and deputy chief of mission in Nairobi, Kenya, where he served until August 1987, when he was assigned to the Bureau of African Affairs in the Department of State.

Mr. Trail graduated from Franklin and Marshall College (A.B., 1958) and the University of Houston (B.S., 1965). He served in the United States Navy, 1959-1963. He was born October 16, 1936, in Chambersburg, PA. He is married, has four children, and resides in Chambersburg, PA.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of George Arthur Trail III To Be United States Ambassador to Malawi Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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