United States Ambassador to Surinam Nomination of Nancy Ostrander.
The President today announced that he will nominate Nancy Ostrander, of Indianapolis, Ind., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Surinam. She would replace J. Owen Zurhellen, Jr., resigned.
Ostrander was born October 25, 1925, in Indianapolis. She received an A.B. from Butler University in 1947.
She entered the Foreign Service in 1947, and served in a clerical capacity in Santiago de Cuba from 1947 to 1950. From 1950 to 1954, she was mail and records supervisor in Havana, and from 1954 to 1957, she was communications and records officer in The Hague. From 1957 to 1961, she was administrative officer in Antwerp.
From 1961 to 1964, Ostrander was a personnel officer at the State Department. From 1964 to 1967, she was consular officer in Mexico City, and from 1967 to 1970, she was Chief of the Consular Section in Kingston. From 1970 to 1972, she was a consular officer in the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the State Department.
In 1973 and 1974, Ostrander attended the National War College. In 1974 and 1975, she was a personnel officer at the State Department, and in 1975 and 1976, she was Chief of the Consular Officer Division in the Bureau of Personnel. Since 1976 she has been personnel counselor for the Senior Officer Division in the Bureau of Personnel.
Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Surinam Nomination of Nancy Ostrander. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245281