Public Papers of Jimmy Carter, 1980-1981

Author: Jimmy Carter  | Date: September 12, 1980

United States Ambassador to Argentina
Nomination of Harry W. Schlaudeman.
September 12, 1980

The President today announced that he will nominate Harry W. Schlaudeman, of San Marino, Calif., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Argentina. He would replace Raul H. Castro, who has resigned.

Schlaudeman has been Ambassador to Peru since 1977 and a Foreign Service officer since 1954.

He was born May 17, 1926, in Los Angeles, Calif. He received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1952. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1944 to 1946.

Schlaudeman joined the Foreign Service in 1954 and was posted in Barranquilla, Bogota, Sofia, and Santo Domingo. From 1963 to 1965, he was chief of Dominican affairs at the State Department, and from 1965 to 1966, he was assistant director of the Office of Caribbean Affairs. He was in the senior seminar in foreign policy in 1966-67.

From 1967 to 1969, Schlaudeman was Special Assistant to the Secretary of State. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Santiago from 1969 to 1973, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs from 1973 to 1975. From 1975 to 1976, he was Ambassador to Venezuela, and from 1976 to 1977, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.


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