The President today announced his intention to nominate Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton, of the District of Columbia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Career Minister, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security. He would succeed Sheldon J. Krys.
Since 1989, Ambassador Quainton has served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Peru. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Inspector General of the Department of State, 1987 - 89; U.S. Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, 1984 - 87; and as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua, 1982 - 84. Ambassador Quainton has also served as Director of the Office for Combatting Terrorism at the Department of State, 1978 - 81.
Ambassador Quainton graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1955) and Oxford University (B.Litt., 1958). He was born April 4, 1934, in Seattle, WA. Ambassador Quainton is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.