THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES AMBASSADOR TO PHILIPPINES AND PALAU
The President today announced his intent to nominate Thomas C. Hubbard of Tennessee, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Coun selor, as Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines and Palau.
Currently Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Mr. Hubbard served previously in the Philippines as Deputy Chief of Mission. Since entering the Foreign Service in 1965, he has also been posted to Malaysia, Japan, the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Mission to the Organization of Econimic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Earlier Washington assignments include Director for Japanese Affairs and Philippines desk officer.
Born in Maysville, Kentucky on January 30, 1943, Mr. Hubbard graduated from the University of Alabama in 1965. He speaks Japanese, French and Spanish. Mr. Hubbard is married to the former Joan Magnusson of Washington, D. C. They have two grown children.