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United States Ambassador to Indonesia Nomination of Edward E. Masters.

October 18, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Edward E. Masters, of Savannah, Ohio, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Indonesia. He would replace David D. Newsom, transferred.

Masters was born June 21, 1924, in Columbus, Ohio. He received a B.A. from George Washington University in 1948 and an M.A. from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946.

In 1949 and 1950, Masters was an intelligence research analyst at the State Department, and from 1950 to 1952 he was resident officer, then military liaison officer in Frankfurt. He was political officer in Karachi in 1953 and 1954 and took Hindustani language and area training in 1954-55.

From 1955 to 1958, Masters was political officer in Madras. He was an intelligence research specialist at the State Department from 1958 to 1960. From 1960 to 1962, he was Chief of the Indonesia-Malaya Branch of the Office of Intelligence Research-Analysis for Asia, then international economist. In 1962 and 1963, he was officer in charge of Thailand affairs at the State Department.

Masters attended the National War College in 1963-64. He served as counselor for political affairs in Djakarta from 1964 to 1968, and as country director for Indonesian affairs at the State Department from 1968 to 1970. In 1970 and 1971, he was Director of the Office of Regional Affairs at the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

From 1971 to 1976, Masters was Deputy Chief of Mission in Bangkok. Since 1976 he has been Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Indonesia Nomination of Edward E. Masters. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242016

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