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Nomination of Thomas O. Enders To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

April 22, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas O. Enders to be Assistant Secretary of State (Inter-American Affairs), vice William G. Bowdler, retired. Mr. Enders began his Foreign Service career in 1958 as intelligence research specialist in the Department of State. From 1960 to 1963, he was visa officer, then economic officer in Stockholm. In the Department he was supervisory international economist in the Bureau of European Affairs (1963-66), Special Assistant in the Office of Under Secretary for Political Affairs (1966-68), and Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Monetary Affairs (1968-69). From 1969 to 1971, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Belgrade, and in Phnom Penh from 1971 to 1974. From 1974 to 1976, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs in the Department. He was Ambassador to Canada in 1976-79, and from 1979 to 1981, he was United States Representative to the European Communities with rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Brussels.

Mr. Enders was born November 28, 1931, in Hartford, Conn. He received his B.A. (1953) from Yale University, M.A. (1955) from the University of Paris, and M.A. (1957) from Harvard University. He received the Arthur S. Flemming Award in 1970. He is married to the former Gaetana Marchegiano and has four children.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Thomas O. Enders To Be an Assistant Secretary of State Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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