THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Yulee, Florida) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 26, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES A. PETER BURLEIGH AS AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES AND TO THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU
The President announced today his intent to nominate A. Peter Burleigh to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines and to the Republic of Palau.
Ambassador Burleigh, of Los Angeles, California, currently serves as Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations in New York, with rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. He is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister. Prior to this, he was U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives (1995-1997). Ambassador Burleigh has served in several senior positions at the Department of State, including Deputy Assistant Secretary three times (in Near East and South Asia, Intelligence and Research, and Personnel). He also served as Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism with the rank of Ambassador.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ambassador Burleigh graduated from Hollywood High School before attending Colgate University. He served in the Peace Corps in Nepal and did graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania. Ambassador Burleigh joined the Foreign Service in 1967.