Nomination of Thomas Aranda, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Uruguay
The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas Aranda, Jr., of Arizona, to be Ambassador to Uruguay. He would succeed Lyle Franklin Lane.
Mr. Aranda served in the United States Air Force as lieutenant colonel in 1955-60. He was an attorney with law firms in Phoenix, Ariz.—Hiser and Aranda (1968-69), DePrima and Aranda (1969-70), DePrima, Aranda and DeLeon (1970-76), Thomas Aranda, Jr., private practice (1977-79), and Aranda and Fisher (1979 to present). In 1976-77 he was Special Assistant to President Ford. He also served as special adviser to the Chairman of the Inter-American Defense Board. He was appointed by President Ford as a member of the National Advisory Council on Extension and Continuing Education and the National Advisory Council on Equality of Educational Opportunity. He served as legal counsel for the Department of Foreign Relations of the Republic of Mexico and for the Arizona State Republican Party.
Mr. Aranda graduated from the University of Arizona (B.S., 1946; J.D., 1967). He is married, has two children, and resides in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born April 9, 1934, in Nogales, Ariz.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Thomas Aranda, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Uruguay Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247104