THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MICHAEL C. LEMMON AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
The President today announced his intent to nominate Michael C. Lemmon to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia.
Mr. Michael C. Lemmon, of Sarasota, Florida, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor. He served until recently as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs. Mr. Lemmon entered the Foreign Service in 1974, and has served in Moscow, Islamabad, and Rabat. In Washington, he has served as Director for Regional Affairs for Southeast Asia, as Officer-inCharge of Benelux Affairs, and in a variety of staff positions. He has been an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and is a multiple recipient of the State Department's Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards.
Mr. Lemmon served four years in the US Army and studied at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, before completing his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Virginia.