THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Roseville, Michigan) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 16, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN R. HAMILTON AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF PERU
The President announced today his intent to nominate John R. Hamilton to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Peru.
Mr. John Hamilton, a native of North Carolina, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. He is currently Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. He served previously as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Africa, the Caribbean and Cuba; Director of the Office of Central America and Panamanian Affairs (l992-l996); and as Political Counselor at our embassies in San Jose, Costa Rica (l989-l992) and Lima, Peru (l986-l989).
Mr. Hamilton joined the Foreign Service in l970. He has also served in Spain, Mexico and Greece, in addition to several assignments in Washington. The recipient of four Superior Honor Awards, Mr. Hamilton is a fluent Spanish speaker. Mr. Hamilton earned his A.B. from the University of North Carolina and his M.A. from Stanford University.