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United States Ambassador to Morocco Nomination of Richard B. Parker.

October 03, 1978

The President today announced that he will nominate Richard B. Parker, of Manhattan, Kans., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Kingdom of Morocco. He would replace Robert Anderson, who has resigned.

Parker was born July 3, 1923, in the Philippines, of American parents. He received a B.S. in 1947 and an M.S. in 1948 from Kansas State College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1947.

Parker entered the Foreign Service in 1949, and was posted in Sydney, Jerusalem, Beirut, and Amman. In 1957-58 he was an international relations officer at the State Department, and from 1958 to 1961, he was Libyan desk officer.

From 1961 to 1964, Parker was political officer in Beirut, and in 1964-65, he was on detail as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Princeton University. From 1965 to 1967, he was counselor for political affairs in Cairo, and from 1967 to 1970, he was country director for the United Arab Republic.

From 1970 to 1974, Parker was Deputy Chief of Mission in Rabat. He was in Algiers from 1970 to 1977, as Chief of the U.S. Interests Section, charge d'affaires ad interim, and then U.S. Ambassador. Since 1977 he has been Ambassador to Lebanon.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Morocco Nomination of Richard B. Parker. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243697

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