Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Officially In: James H. Thessin to Asuncion

Map of ParaguayImage via WikipediaOn April 7, President Obama announced his intent to nominate James H. Thessin to be Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay. The WH released the following brief bio:

James Thessin is a career member of the Senior Executive Service and has served as a Deputy Legal Adviser at the Department of State since 1990.  Prior to this assignment, Mr. Thessin served at  the Department of State as the Assistant Legal Adviser for Management, the Assistant Legal Adviser for Human Rights and Refugee Affairs, and an Attorney-Advisor for Political Military Affairs.  Before joining the Department in 1982,  Mr. Thessin served as an attorney for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Federal Trade Commission.   

Mr. Thessin received an A.A. at Father Judge Mission Seminary, an A.B. from Catholic University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Active links added above. If confirmed, Mr. Thessin would succeed Liliana Ayalde who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2008 as U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay.

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