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Nomination of Thomas Anthony Nassif To Be United States Ambassador to Morocco

June 14, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas Anthony Nassif, of Virginia, as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco. He would succeed Joseph Verner Reed, Jr.

Mr. Nassif began his career in personnel with Southern Pacific Railroad in Los Angeles, CA, from 1963 to 1965. Following his graduation from law school he became a law clerk with Masry & David in Los Angeles from 1968 to 1969. From 1969 to 1972, he was a partner/attorney with Sands & Nassif in El Centro, CA. In 1972 he had his own law practice in El Centro. In 1973- 1979 he was partner/lawyer with the firm of Byrd, Sturdevant, Nassif & Pinney in El Centro, and from 1980 to 1981, he was a partner/lawyer with Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye in El Centro. Mr. Nassif was appointed Deputy Chief of Protocol in the Department of State in 1981, where he served for 2 years. From 1983 to the present, he has been a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs in the Department.

Mr. Nassif was born on July 22, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, IA. He received his B.S. in 1965 from California State University at Los Angeles and his J.D. in 1968 from California Western University school of law in San Diego. Mr. Nassif served in 1960 with the U.S. Army National Guard and continued in the Reserve until 1968. His foreign language is French. He is married to the former Zinetta Marie Meherg, and they have two children.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Thomas Anthony Nassif To Be United States Ambassador to Morocco Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project