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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 12, 1995

President Names John Todd Stewart as Ambassador to the Republic

of Moldova

The President today announced his intention to nominate John Todd Stewart, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova.

A Foreign Service Officer since 1962, Stewart has been posted to Germany, Venezuela, Switzerland, and the former Soviet Union. In Washington he has served as Director of GATT Affairs in the Office of the President's Special Representative for Trade Negotiations and Director of the Office of Maritime and Land Transport in the Department of State. His most recent overseas assignments were as deputy chief of the U.S. diplomatic missions in Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Canada. He is currently on loan from the Department of State to the American Foreign Service Association where, he serves as Vice President for the Department of State.

Born in New Jersey on August 27, 1940, Stewart holds a bachelor's degree from Stanton University and master's degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. His foreign languages are Romanian, Spanish, German, French, and Russian. He is married to the former Georgia Elwell, an international education executive. The Stewarts have three adult children.