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United States Ambassador to Spain Nomination of Terence A. Todman.

May 10, 1978

The President today announced that he will nominate Terence A. Todman, of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Spain. He would replace Wells Stabler, resigned.

Todman was born March 13, 1926, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He received a B.A. from Inter-American University in Puerto Rico in 1951, and an M.P.A. from Syracuse University in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1949.

From 1952 to 1955, Todman was India-Ceylon-Nepal desk officer at the State Department, and from 1955 to 1957, he was a foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs there. He served as political officer in New Delhi from 1957 to 1959, and took Arabic language and area training in Beirut in 1960 and 1961.

From 1961 to 1964, Todman was political officer in Tunis. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Lome from 1965 to 1968, and alternate country director for East African affairs in 1968 and 1969.

Todman was Ambassador to the Republic of Chad from 1969 to 1972, and to Guinea from 1972 to 1974. From 1974 to 1977, he served as Ambassador to Costa Rica. Since 1977 he has been Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Spain Nomination of Terence A. Todman. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245795

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