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United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Nomination of Robert L. Yost.

March 24, 1978

The President today announced that he will nominate Robert L. Yost, of Tujunga, Calif., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Dominican Republic. He would replace Robert A. Hurwitch, who has resigned.

Yost was born September 8, 1922, in Kirkland, Wash. He received a B.S. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1942 and an M.S. from George Washington University in 1968. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946.

Yost entered the Foreign Service in 1946 as economic and political officer in Madrid. He served as economic officer in Antwerp (1949-1952) and Leopoldville (1953-1955). He was an international economist in the Bureau of European Affairs at the State Department in 1958 and 1959.

From 1959 to 1962, Yost was principal officer in Cebu, and from 1962 to 1965, he served in Paris as financial advisor and special assistant and secretary to the United States Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

From 1965 to 1967, Yost was Special Assistant in the Bureau of European Affairs. He attended the National War College in 1967-68, and from 1968 to 1972, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Addis Ababa. He was Ambassador to Burundi from 1972 to 1974. Since 1974 he has been Deputy Inspector General at the State Department.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Nomination of Robert L. Yost. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244562

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