THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CURTIS WARREN KAMMAN AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA
President Clinton today announced his nomination of Curtis Warren Kamman, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Columbia.
Ambassador Kamman, of Washington, D.C., is currently the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Bolivia. From 1991 to 1994, he was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Chile. Ambassador Kamman previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, Chief of the United States Interests Section in Havana, Political Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Moscow, and Director of East African Affairs at the State Department. In 1991, he received the President's Distinguished Service Award for career officials. In 1993, he was accorded the personal rank of Career Minister. In his career of over 36 years, he has served in diplomatic positions in Mexico, Hong Kong, Kenya, and the Soviet Union. Before entering the U.S. Foreign Service in 1960, he worked as a teaching fellow at Yale University and as a guide for visitors to the U.S. Exhibition in Moscow.
Ambassador Kamman attended and graduated with highest honors from Yale University in 1959. He has continued his studies at Stanford University and the University of Washington. He is married to the former Mary G. Curtis, a Certified Public Accountant, and they have three sons.