THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) ______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 3, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EDWARD E. SHUMAKER, III, AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Edward E. Shumaker, III, to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Shumaker, of Bow, New Hampshire and known by his nickname, Terry, is a senior partner with the Concord, New Hampshire law firm of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell. He joined the firm in l976 and served as its President from l990 until l994. Mr. Shumaker was appointed to the National Commission for Employment Policy by the President in l994, and was elected as one of the first one hundred Fellows of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in l996. In addition, Mr. Shumaker serves on the New Hampshire Supreme Court Rules Advisory Committee, to which he was appointed by the Chief Justice in l984. In l994, he was appointed by then-Governor Merrill to co-chair the New Hampshire National and Community Service Executive Board. Mr. Shumaker served along with Governor Shaheen as one of New Hampshire's four members of the Electoral College in l996. He graduated from The Choate School in 1966, earned an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1970, and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1973. He served as a Captain in the United States Army.
Mr. Shumaker has been active in numerous civic endeavors including serving as a Trustee of the Capitol Center for the Arts and as a coach and head of his town's youth sports program. He and his family are members of South Congregational Church in Concord, New Hampshire. Recently, Mr. Shumaker was elected to chair the newly formed Advisory Board for the Library and Archives of New Hampshire's Political Tradition. He currently resides in Bow, New Hampshire, with his wife, Polly, a church financial administrator. They have three college-age sons, Nate, 23, Dan, 21, and Mike, 19.