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Nomination of Lowell C. Kilday To Be United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic

April 16, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lowell C. Kilday, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Dominican Republic. He would succeed Robert Anderson.

Mr. Kilday entered the Foreign Service in 1957. He served from 1957 to 1959 as consular officer at the American Embassy in Havana. From 1960 to 1961, he was cultural exchange officer in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Department. In 1961 he became staff assistant in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs and from there went to Recife as political officer, where he served until 1964. In 1964-1966 he was political officer in Rio de Janeiro and then Santo Domingo until 1967. From there he became the Ecuador desk officer in the Department. In 1968-1970 Mr. Kilday was senior watch officer in the Operations Center of the Department and in 1970 studied at the Foreign Service Institute.

For a while in 1971 he was Agency Director in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs before going to Vietnam as province senior adviser, CORDS, where he served until 1973. In 1973-1974 he was a student at the National War College, and from there he became Deputy Director, Office of Central American Affairs, 1975-1976. From 1976 to 1979, Mr. Kilday was deputy chief of mission at our Embassy in San Jose. In 1980 he became Director, Office of Brazilian Affairs, in the Department, and from 1983 to the present, he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs.

Mr. Kilday was born February 20, 1931, in New Hope, WI. He received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in 1956. His foreign languages are Spanish, Portuguese, and German. He is married to the former Gerda Dreher, and they have six children.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Lowell C. Kilday To Be United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project