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Clinton Names Foley As Envoy To Japan


MARTHA'S VINEYARD (AllPolitics, Aug. 29) -- President Bill Clinton today named former House Speaker Tom Foley as ambassador to Japan. The announcement came in a pile of personnel announcements from the White-House-on-the-beach in Martha's Vineyard.

Foley (D-Wash.) was first elected in 1964 and served as House speaker from 1989 to 1994, when he was unseated by Republican George Nethercutt during the GOP takeover of the House and Senate.

If confirmed by the Senate, Foley would replace former Vice President Walter Mondale as ambassador.

Clinton also named:

  • R. Nicholas Burns as ambassador to Greece,
  • Mark Robert Parris as ambassador to the Republic of Turkey,
  • Joseph A. Presel as ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan,
  • Lange Schermerhorn as ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti,
  • Johnny Young as ambassador to the State of Bahrain,
  • Brenda Brown Schoonover as ambassador to Togo,
  • and Victor Marrero as U.S. Representative to the Organization of American States, with the rank af ambassador.

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Friday Aug. 29, 1997

Albright Will Visit Middle East Next Month
Starr Wins A Round On Foster Notes
President Clinton's Labor Day Message
Clinton Names Foley As Envoy To Japan
L.A. Council Member Faces Cocaine Charges
Black Farmers Sue USDA Over Loans

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Clinton Wants To Limit Federal Pay Increases
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