THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES PATRICK NICKOLAS THEROS AS AMBASSADOR TO THE STATE OF QATAR The President today announced his intention to nominate Patrick
Nickolas Theros of the District of Columbia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service and Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the State of Qatar.
Mr. Theros entered the Foreign Service in 1963 and has had extensive experience in the Middle East, especially in the Gulf region. He has served in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and the United Arab Emirates in addition to an early tour in Nicaragua. From 1987 to 1991, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at Amman, Jordan, followed by a tour as Political Advisor to the Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command. He is currently serving as Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism in the Department of State.
Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., on August 21, 1941, Mr. Theros grew up in Washington, D. C. and attended D. C. public schools. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1963. He speaks Arabic, Spanish and Greek. Mr. Theros is married and has three children.