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United States Ambassador to the Philippines Nomination of David D. Newsom.

September 27, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate David D. Newsom, of Berkeley, Calif., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Philippines. He would replace William H. Sullivan, transferred.

Newsom was born January 6, 1918, in Richmond, Calif. He received an A.B. from the University of California in 1938 and an M.S. from Columbia University in 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946.

Newsom was a newspaper reporter from 1938 to 1941 and publisher of the Walnut Creek (California) Courier-Journal from 1946 to 1947. He joined the Foreign Service in 1947 and from 1948 to 1950 served as information officer in Karachi.

From 1950 to 1951, Newsom was visa officer in Oslo, and from 1951 to 1955 he was public affairs officer in Baghdad. From 1956 to 1959, he was officer in charge for Arabian Peninsula affairs at the State Department.

Newsom attended the National War College in 1959, and from 1960 to 1962 he was political .officer in London. In 1962 and 1963, he was Deputy Director of the Office of Northern African Affairs at the State Department, and from 1963 to 1965 he was Director of that office.

Newsom served as Ambassador to Libya from 1965 to 1969 and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1969 to 1974. Since 1974 he has been Ambassador to Indonesia.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to the Philippines Nomination of David D. Newsom. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242444

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