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United States Ambassador to Argentina Nomination of Raul H. Castro.

August 19, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Raul H. Castro, of Scottsdale, Ariz., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Argentina. He would succeed Robert C. Hill, resigned.

Castro was born June 12, 1916, in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1939. He received a B.A. from Northern Arizona University in 1939 and a J.D. from the University of Arizona in 1949.

From 1941 to 1946, Castro was in charge of immigration and accounting at the American Consulate in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. From 1946 to 1949, he was a Spanish instructor at the University of Arizona.

From 1949 to 1955, Castro was senior partner in the law firm of Castro and Wolfe and an assistant Pima County attorney. From 1955 to 1959, he served as Pima County attorney. He was a judge of the Pima County Superior Court from 1959 to 1964.

Castro was U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador from 1964 to 1968 and U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia in 1968 and 1969. From 1969 to 1975, he practiced international and local law in Tucson. Since 1975 he has been Governor of Arizona.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Argentina Nomination of Raul H. Castro. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243973

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