THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ROBERT EDWARD SERVICE AS AMBASSADOR TO
THE REPUBLIC OF PARAGUAY
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Robert Edward Service, of California as Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay.
Mr. Service, a career member of the senior foreign service, has served overseas in Nicaragua, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Spain and Argentina, most recently in Brasilia as Deputy Chief of Mission. In 1993 he headed the State Department's "reinventing government" team under the National Performance Review.
Mr. Service was born in China in 1937. He received a B. A. from Oberlin College and an M. P. A. from Princeton. He also attended Stanford University and the National War College. Mr. Service is married to Karol Christine Service of Oakland, CA, an economist who graduated from the University of Berkeley and worked for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They have two grown children, Jennifer and John. Mr. Service speaks Spanish and Portuguese.