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United States Ambassador to Mauritania Nomination of E. Gregory Kryza.

October 15, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate E. Gregory Kryza, of Falls Church, Va., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He would replace Holsey G. Handyside, resigned.

Kryza was born March 12, 1922, in Detroit, Mich. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1947 and from 1950 to 1952.

From 1947 to 1950, Kryza was a fiscal accountant for the Department of the Navy in Tangier and Ciudad Trujillo. From 1952 to 1954, he was disbursing officer in Curacao for the State Department, and from 1954 to 1957 he was budget and fiscal officer in Brussels.

Kryza was budget and fiscal officer in Belgrade from 1957 to 1959. From 1959 to 1963, he was at the State Department as a supervisory audit officer, then supervisory budget analyst. He was administrative officer in Nairobi from 1963 to 1967.

Kryza attended the Air War College in 1967-68, and from 1968 to 1970 he was administrative counselor in Kinshasa. He served as administrative counselor in Rio de Janeiro from 1970 to 1971 and in Brasilia in 1971.

From 1971 to 1974, Kryza was a Foreign Service inspector at the State Department. Since 1974 he has been Executive Director of the Bureau of African Affairs.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Mauritania Nomination of E. Gregory Kryza. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/241887

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