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United States Ambassador to Thailand Nomination of Morton I. Abramowitz.

June 02, 1978

The President today announced that he will nominate Morton I. Abramowitz, of Peabody, Mass., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Thailand. He would replace Charles S. Whitehouse, resigned.

Abramowitz was born January 20, 1933, in Lakewood, N.J. He received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1953 and an M.A. from Harvard University in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army in 1957.

Abramowitz was with the international Cooperation Administration from 1958 to 1960, and served as consular-economic officer in Taipei from 1960 to 1962. In 1962 and 1963, he took Chinese language and area training. From 1963 to 1966, he was political officer in Hone Kong.

From 1966 to 1968, Abramowitz was an international economist at the State Department, and from 1969 to 1971, he was special assistant in the Office of the Deputy Secretary of State. From 1971 to 1973, he was a foreign affairs analyst at the State Department and in 1973 and 1974 he was political adviser to CINC-PAC'. Since 1974 Abramowitz has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs, on detail from the Foreign Service.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Thailand Nomination of Morton I. Abramowitz. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245302

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