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United States Ambassador to Paraguay - Nomination of Robert E. White

October 11, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Robert E. White, of Melrose Heights, Mass., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Paraguay. He would replace George W. Landau, transferred.

White was born September 21, 1926, in Stoneham, Mass. He received an A.B. from St. Michael's College in 1952 and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1954. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.

White joined the Foreign Service in 1955 and served as an international economist, foreign affairs officer, and then information specialist at the State Department. In 1958 and 1959, he was vice consul in Hong Kong, and from 1959 to 1961 he was economic officer in Ottawa.

From 1961 to 1963, White was a foreign affairs officer at the State Department, and from 1963 to 1965 he was deputy principal officer in Guayaquil, Ecuador. From 1965 to 1968, he was chief of the political section in Tegucigalpa.

From 1968 to 1970, White was detailed to the Peace Corps and served as Deputy Regional Director, then Regional Director, for Latin America. From 1970 to 1972, he was deputy chief of mission in Managua.

From 1972 to 1975, White was deputy chief of mission in Bogota. Since 1975 he has been Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Paraguay - Nomination of Robert E. White Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242808