United States Ambassador to the Solomon Islands Nomination of Ambassador Mary S. Olmsted.
The President today announced that he will nominate Mary S. Olmsted, currently U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, to serve concurrently as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Solomon Islands.
Olmsted, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., was born September 28, 1919, in Duluth, Minn. She received a B.A. from Holyoke College in 1941 and an M.A. from Columbia University in 1945.
Olmsted joined the Foreign Service in 1945 and served in Montreal, Amsterdam, Reykjavik, and Vienna. She was detailed to the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and to the Commerce Depart. ment.
From 1960 to 1965, she was economic officer in New Delhi, and from 1966 to 1969, she was supervisory economic officer at the State Department. From 1969 to 1971, she was detailed to the Office of Economic Opportunity.
In 1971 and 1972, Olmsted was Deputy Director for Personnel Management Services at the State Department, and from 1972 to 1974, she was Deputy Director of Personnel for Policy, Classification and Evaluation. In 1974 and 1975, she was Consul General in Port Moresby. Since 1975 she has been Ambassador to Papua New Guinea.
Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to the Solomon Islands Nomination of Ambassador Mary S. Olmsted. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/248988