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Nomination of Irvin Hicks To Be United States Ambassador to Seyclaelles

July 11, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Irvin Hicks, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles. He would succeed David Joseph Fischer.

Mr. Hicks began his career in 1961 as a clerk typist at the Department of the Army in Washington, DC. In 1962 he joined the Department of State, where he trained before going to the U.S. Embassy in Libreville, Gabon, as a communications clerk. He then became accounts assistant at our Embassy in Libreville, where he served until 1964 when he returned to the Department for training at the Foreign Service Institute. From 1964 to 1965, Mr. Hicks was accounts assistant at the U.S. Embassy in Bamako, Mali, to be followed as budget and fiscal specialist until 1966. From 1966 to 1967, he was a post management assistant in the Department, and from 1967 to 1968, an administrative support officer. In 1968 he took leave from the Department and served until 1969 as budget director for the Community Development Agency in New York. He returned to the Department in 1969 as an administrative support officer and in 1970 took further training at the Foreign Service Institute. From 1970 to 1973, he went to the American Embassy in Bangui, Central African Republic, as administrative officer. From there, in 1975 he became administrative officer at the U.S. Embassy in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, where he served until 1977 when he was assigned as administrative officer at the U.S. Mission in Berlin. From 1980 to 1981, Mr. Hicks was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy, Lome, Togo, and from 1981 to 1982, Charge' d'Affaires. He attended the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA, in 1982-1983. Since 1983 Mr. Hicks has been Deputy Executive Director of the Bureau of African Affairs.

Mr. Hicks was born March 16, 1938, in Baltimore, MD. He received his B.A. in 1983 from the University of Maryland. His foreign language is French. He is married to the former Donita Buffalo, and they have three children.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Irvin Hicks To Be United States Ambassador to Seyclaelles Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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