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The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard W. Carlson, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Seychelles. He would succeed James B. Moran.
Since 1986 Mr. Carlson has served as Director of the Voice of America at the U.S. Information Agency in Washington, DC. Prior to this, Mr. Carlson served as Director of the Office of Public Liaison at the U.S. Information Agency, 1985 - 1986, and was self-employed, 1984 - 1985. In 1984, he was a candidate for mayor of San Diego. In addition, Mr. Carlson served as senior vice president of the Great American First Bank of San Diego, CA, 1977 - 1983; TV anchor with KFMB - TV in San Diego, CA, 1975 - 1977; producer, writer, and director of the NBC Documentary Unit in Burbank, CA, 1975; political editor and TV news anchor with ABC TV in Hollywood, CA, 1971 - 1975; and as a freelance writer, 1970 - 1971. He served as a reporter for various television stations and news organizations in California, 1962 - 1970.
Mr. Carlson attended the University of Mississippi, 1961 - 1962. He was born February 10, 1941, in Boston, MA. Mr. Carlson served in the U.S. Navy, 1959 - 1962. He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.