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United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago - Nomination of Richard K. Fox, Jr

May 17, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Richard K. Fox, Jr., of Minneapolis, Minn., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Fox is a Foreign Service officer, currently attending the senior seminar in foreign policy at the Foreign Service Institute.

He was born October 22, 1925, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received an A.B. in 1949 from Indiana University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.

Fox was assistant industrial secretary, then industrial secretary for the Urban League from 1950 to 1956. He served as assistant director of the Minnesota Fair Employment Practices Commission from 1956 to 1961.

From 1961 to 1963, Fox served as special assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Personnel at the State Department. From 1963 to 1965, he was special assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary for Administration.

From 1965 to 1968, Fox was deputy administrative officer in Madrid, and from 1968 to 1970 he was counselor for administration in Madrid. He served as Executive Director of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs from 1970 to 1973.

Fox was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 1973 and 1974. In 1974 and 1975 he was Deputy Director of Personnel for career counseling and assignments, and in 1975-76 he was Director of the Office of Career Development and Assignments, Bureau of Personnel.

Fox served as Deputy Director for Personnel during 1976, and since then has been attending the senior seminar in foreign policy. He received the Superior Honor Award in 1964.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago - Nomination of Richard K. Fox, Jr Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244343