THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MAURA HARTY AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF PARAGUAY
President Clinton today announced his nomination of Maura Harty, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay.
Ms. Harty, of Florida, entered the Foreign Service in 1981, serving first as a Vice Consul at the American Embassy in Mexico City. As a career consular officer, Ms. Harty has held consular assignments in Bogota, Colombia and Madrid, Spain as well as several domestic tours at the Department of State. In the mid 1980's, Ms. Harty served as a staff officer in the Operations Center and in the Executive Secretariat. She has also served twice in the office of the Secretary of State, first as a Special Assistant to then Secretary George P. Shultz and most recently as Executive Assistant to former Secretary Warren Christopher.
Ms. Harty has a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is married to James F. Larner, a Senior Forensic Document Analyst with the Immigration and Naturalization Service.