Nomination of Thomas O. Enders To Be United States Ambassador to Spain

June 6, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas O. Enders to be Ambassador to Spain. He would succeed Terence A. Todman.

Since 1981 Mr. Enders has been serving as Assistant Secretary of State (Inter-American Affairs). He began his Foreign Service career in 1958 as intelligence research specialist in the Department of State. In 1960 - 1963 he was visa officer, then economic officer in Stockholm. In the Department he was supervisory international economist in the Bureau of European Affairs (1963 - 1966), Special Assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs (1966 - 1968), and Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Monetary Affairs (1968 - 1969). In 1969 - 1971 he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Belgrade, and in Phnom Penh in 1971 - 1974. In 1974 - 1976 he was Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs in the Department. He was Ambassador to Canada in 1976 - 1979 and in 1979 - 1981, he was United States Representative to the European Communities with rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Brussels.

Mr. Enders graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1953), the University of Paris (M.A., 1955), and Harvard University (M.A., 1957). He received the Arthur S. Fleming Award in 1970. He is married to the former Gaetana Marchegiano and has four children. He was born November 28, 1931, in Hartford, Conn.