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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 13, 1994
                     TO THE REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI

     The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert

Krueger, of Texas, as Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi.

Mr. Krueger has served his state and country as U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressman, U.S. Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Mexican Affairs, Texas Railroad Commissioner, and as a university dean and chief executive officer of a manufacturing business. As a United States Representative, as a member of the Texas Railroad Commission, and as Ambassador at Large, Mr. Krueger was particularly concerned with issues related to energy and conservation. Prior to entering government service in 1975, Mr. Krueger held positions in business as Chairman of the Board of Comal Hosiery Mills and Managing Partner of the Krueger Brangus Ranch. From 1961-1973 he taught English and world literature at Duke University, where he served as Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He has held chairs in public affairs at the University of Texas, Rice University, and Southern Methodist University. He is the author of one book and over 250 newspaper and magazine articles.

Mr. Krueger was born in New Braunfels, Texas, in 1935, where he continues to live, with his wife Kathleen, and daughters Mariana and Sarah (age 4 and 5). A graduate of New Braunfels High School, he received his B.A. from Southern Methodist University, his M.A. from Duke, and his M.Litt. and D.Phil. degrees from Oxford University. His foreign languages include French, German and Spanish.