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Nomination of Marshall Brement To Be United States Ambassador to Iceland

July 08, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Marshall Brement, of Arizona, to be Ambassador to Iceland. He would succeed Richard A. Ericson, Jr., who has retired.

Mr. Brement entered the Foreign Service in 1956 as staff assistant in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He attended Chinese language training in Taichung in 1958-60, and was political officer in Hong Kong in 1960-63. In 1963-64 he attended Russian language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was political officer in Moscow in 1964-66. He attended the National Institute of Public Affairs at Stanford University in 1966-67. He was chief of the political section in Singapore (1967-70), counselor for public affairs in Jakarta (1970-73), counselor for public affairs in Saigon (1973-74), counselor for political affairs in Moscow (1974-76), and in Madrid (1977-79). In 1979-80 Mr. Brement was staff member, National Security Council at the White House. He served in the U.S. Air Force in 1952-54.

Mr. Brement graduated from Brooklyn College (B.A., 1952) and the University of Maryland (M.A., 1955). His foreign languages are Russian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), French, Spanish, and Indonesian. Mr. Brement is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born January 10, 1932, in New York, N.Y.

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

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