James Theberge

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Biographical Information

The President today announced his intention to nominate James Daniel Theberge, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to Chile. He would succeed George W. Landau.
Mr. Theberge served in the United States Marine Corps as first lieutenant in 1952-54. He was with the Department of State as economic adviser in Buenos Aires (1961-64), and head of the lending coordination staff (1965-66). In 1966-69 he was adviser and senior economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C., and in 1970-75, was director of Latin American Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies, at Georgetown University. He was Ambassador to Nicaragua in 1975-77. Mr. Theberge was president of the Institute for Conflict and Policy Studies, Washington, D.C., in 1977-79, and senior development adviser of the Planning Reseach Corp., New York, N.Y., in 1979-81. Since 1981 he has been special adviser on inter-American Affairs, Department of Defense.
Mr. Theberge graduated from Columbia University (B.A., 1952); Oxford University (M.A., 1960); and Harvard University (M.P.A., 1965). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born December 28, 1930, in Oceanside, N.Y.[1]


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  1. Public Papers of the Presidents, November 6, 1981, Nomination of James Daniel Theberge To Be United States Ambassador to Chile, CITE: 1981 Pub. Papers 1016