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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 28, 1998
                           PRESIDENT CLINTON 
                         NAMES JEFFREY DAVIDOW 
                     AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO MEXICO

The President today announced his intent to nominate Jeffrey Davidow to be U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.

Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow, of Arlington, Virginia, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister. He is currently serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, a position to which he was appointed by President Clinton in l996. Ambassador Davidow has previously served as Ambassador to Zambia and Venezuela. During his 29 year Foreign Service career, Ambassador Davidow has been posted to embassies in Guatemala, Chile, South Africa and Zimbabwe in addition to the posts which he served as ambassador and assignments in Washington.

Ambassador Davidow was born in Boston and attended Brookline High School. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in l965. He also studied at the University of Minnesota, where he received his Masters degree in l967, and at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. He speaks Spanish.