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United States Ambassador to Chile Nomination of George W. Landau.

September 14, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate George W. Landau, of Sumner, Md., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Chile. Landau would replace David H. Popper, resigned.

Landau was born March 4, 1920, in Vienna, Austria, and became an American citizen in 1943. He received an A.A. from George Washington University in 1969. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1947.

Landau was assistant vice president of International Foreign Freight Forwarders from 1942 to 1955, and general manager of an American automobile distributor in Colombia, South America, from 1955 to 1957.

He joined the Foreign Service in 1957 and served as commercial attaché and chief of the economic section in Montevideo from 1957 to 1962. From 1962 to 1965, Landau was political officer, then Deputy Chief of Mission in Madrid.

Landau attended the Canadian Defence College in 1965-66, and from 1966 to 1972 was country director for the Iberian Peninsula in the Bureau of European Affairs at the State Department. Since 1972 he has been Ambassador to Paraguay.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Chile Nomination of George W. Landau. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/241951

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