Nomination of Thomas C. Ferguson To Be United States Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam

April 8, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas C. Ferguson to be Ambassador of the United States to Brunei Darussalam. He would succeed Barrington King.

Mr. Ferguson began his career as an attorney with Woodson, Pattisall & Garner in Chicago, IL, 1959 - 1960. In August of 1960, he served on the campaign staff of Senator John S. Cooper in Washington, DC, until November 1960. He then joined the law firm of Sandidge, Hollbrook & Craig in Owensboro, KY, and was an attorney there until 1963. From 1963 to 1975, he was marketing manager, Pharmaseal Labs, Inc., in Glendale, CA. Mr. Ferguson then became owner and president of Brevard Marina, Inc., Marina & Shipyard in Melbourne, FL, until 1977 - 1982, when he became owner and president of Atlantic Salvage Systems (underwater exploration) in Indialantic. In 1982 he joined the Government as Director for the Eastern Caribbean with the Peace Corps. Since 1984 Mr. Ferguson has been Deputy Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice, Washington, DC.

Mr. Ferguson graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1955) and Vanderbilt Law School (J.D., 1959). He served in the United States Army in 1956. Mr. Ferguson was born November 27, 1933, in Henderson, KY. He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.