Nomination of Daniel Anthony O'Donohue To Be United States Ambassador to Thailand


April 14, 1988


The President today announced his intention to nominate Daniel Anthony O'Donohue, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. He would succeed William Andreas Brown.


Mr. O'Donohue is currently the Principal Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy Planning Staff. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Burma from 1983 to 1987. Prior to this, he was Principal Deputy Director of Politico-Military Affairs at the Department of State, 1978 - 1981; deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, 1977 - 1978; Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, 1976 - 1977; Office Director of Korean Affairs, 1974 - 1976; and political counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea, 1972 - 1974. From 1971 to 1972, he was a student at the Army War College. He has served as a political officer for the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea, 1960 - 1964; and vice consul of the consulate general in Genoa, Italy, 1958 - 1959. Mr. O'Donohue joined the Foreign Service in 1957.


Mr. O'Donohue graduated from the University of Detroit (B.S., 1953) and Wayne State University (M.P.A., 1958). He was born October 27, 1931, in Detroit, MI. He is married, has five children, and resides in Alexandria, VA.