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United States Ambassador to Uruguay Nomination of Lawrence A. Pezzullo.

July 01, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Lawrence A. Pezzullo, of Bethesda, Md., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Uruguay. Pezzullo is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations. He would succeed Ernest V. Siracusa.

He was born May 3, 1926, in New York, N.Y. He received a B.A. in 1951 from Columbia University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946.

From 1951 to 1957, Pezzullo taught public school in Levittown, N.Y. He joined the Foreign Service in 1957, and from 1958 to 1960 served as consular officer in Ciudad Juarez. From 1960 to 1962, he was a foreign affairs officer at the State Department, and from 1962 to 1965 he was general services officer in Saigon.

Pezzullo was political officer in La Paz from 1965 to 1967, and political officer in Bogota from 1967 to 1969. From 1969 to 1971, he was political officer in Guatemala, and in 1971-72 he attended the National War College.

From 1972 to 1974, Pezzullo was international relations officer and the Deputy Director of the Office of Central American Affairs. He was Special Assistant to the Ambassador at Large from 1974 to 1975, and has been Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations since 1975.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Uruguay Nomination of Lawrence A. Pezzullo. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244197