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Nomination of Charles B. Salmon, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Laos


The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles B. Salmon, Jr., of New York, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States to the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

Since 1989, Mr. Salmon has served as Charge d'Affaires to the Lao People's Democratic Republic in Vientiane, Laos. He has served at the Department of State as Director of the Office of Philippine Affairs, 1986 - 89, and as Director of the Office of Thailand and Burma Affairs, 1985 - 86. Mr. Salmon served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Rangoon, Burma, 1983 - 85, and as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand, 1980 - 83.

Mr. Salmon graduated from Fordham University (A.B., 1959); Columbia University (M.A., 1960); and the National War College (1978). He was born January 3, 1938, in New York and presently resides in Vientiane, Laos.