Public Papers of Jimmy Carter, 1978

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Author: Jimmy Carter  | Date: September 15, 1978

United States Ambassador to Lebanon
Nomination of John Gunther Dean.
September 15, 1978

The President today announced that he will nominate John Gunther Dean, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Lebanon. He would replace Richard B. Parker, who is being transferred.

Dean was born February 26, 1926, and became a naturalized American citizen in 1944. He received a B.S. (1949) and M.A. (1950) from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from the Institut HautesEtudes in Paris in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946.

Dean was an economic analyst for the Economic Cooperation Administration in Paris in 1950, and an industrial analyst in Belgium from 1951 to 1953. In 1953 he was assistant economic commissioner in Saigon, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane. In 1953 and 1954, he was with the Foreign Operations Administration in Saigon.

In 1955 Dean was with the International Cooperation Administration, and from 1956 to 1959, he was political officer in Vientiane. He was consular officer in Lome from 1959 to 1960, and charge’ d’affaires in Bamako from 1960 to 1961. From 1961 to 1964, he was officer in charge of Mali-Togo affairs.

In 1964 and 1965, Dean was an international relations officer at the State Department. From 1965 to 1969, he was political officer in Paris. In 1969-70 he was a fellow at the Harvard Center for International Affairs.

From 1970 to 1972, Dean was detailed to AID as Deputy Regional Director in Saigon. From 1972 to 1974, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Vientiane. From 1974 to 1975, Dean was Ambassador to the Khmer Republic. Since 1975 he has been Ambassador to Denmark.

Dean is married to the former Martine Duphenieux.

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Chicago: Jimmy Carter, "United States Ambassador to Lebanon Nomination of John Gunther Dean.," Public Papers of Jimmy Carter, 1978 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Jimmy Carter, 1978 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.2303 1514. Original Sources, accessed January 20, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3U1ASRPW93FDGV9.

MLA: Carter, Jimmy. "United States Ambassador to Lebanon Nomination of John Gunther Dean." Public Papers of Jimmy Carter, 1978, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Jimmy Carter, 1978 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.2303, page 1514. Original Sources. 20 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3U1ASRPW93FDGV9.

Harvard: Carter, J, 'United States Ambassador to Lebanon Nomination of John Gunther Dean.' in Public Papers of Jimmy Carter, 1978. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Jimmy Carter, 1978 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.2303, pp.1514. Original Sources, retrieved 20 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3U1ASRPW93FDGV9.