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United States Ambassador to Yemen Nomination of George M. Lane.

July 12, 1978

The President today announced that he will nominate George M. Lane, of Westminster, Mass., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Yemen Arab Republic. He would replace Thomas J. Scotes, who has resigned.

Lane was born October 15, 1928, in Baltimore, Md. He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1951 and an M.A. from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954.

Lane joined the Foreign Service in 1957 and served as an international relations officer at the State Department. He was posted in Beirut, Jidda, Aleppo, Rabat, and Benghazi. From 1970 to 1972, he was a personnel officer at the State Department, and from 1972 to 1973, he was an international relations officer.

From 1973 to 1974, Lane was Deputy Director, then Acting Director of the Office of North African Affairs at the State Department. From 1974 to 1976, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Mbabane, and since 1976 he has been Deputy Chief of Mission in Beirut.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Yemen Nomination of George M. Lane. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247775

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