THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES THOMAS P. FUREY AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE
KINGDOM OF NEPAL
The President announced today his intent to nominate Thomas P. Furey to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal.
Mr. Thomas P. Furey, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. Mr. Furey entered the Foreign Service in 1975 and served in a variety of consular and political assignments in Belize, East Berlin, Katmandu, and Johannesburg. He also served in assignments in the Bureaus of Intelligence and Research, Consular Affairs, and African Affairs at the Department of State. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Furey was Deputy Executive Director of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, followed by a tour as Chief of the Consular Section in Bombay, India until 1994. From 1994 to 1997, he was Consul General in Bangkok, Thailand and since 1997 he has been Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs in Mexico City.
Mr. Furey received a B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C. and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He speaks Spanish, German and Nepali.