Nomination of James Malone Theodore Rentschler To Be United States Ambassador to Guinea

June 18, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate James Malone Theodore Rentschler, of Pennsylvania, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea. He succeeds James D. Rosenthal.

Mr. Rentschler served in the United States Army Security Agency as a military linguist from 1955 to 1958. He was a mortgage/title examiner at Berks County Trust Co., Reading, PA, 1958 - 1959. He entered the Foreign Service in 1959 with the United States Information Agency as assistant cultural attache in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1961 he was branch public affairs officer in Fez, Morocco, where he served until 1963 when he was assigned as public affairs officer in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. From 1965 to 1966, he was detailed to the Johns Hopkins European Center in Bologna, Italy. Mr. Rentschler was press attache and Acting Public Affairs Counselor at USNATO in Paris, France, and Brussels, Belgium, 1971 - 1974. From 1974 to 1975, he was a member of the Senior Seminar in National and International Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute. From 1976 to 1978, he was Counselor of Embassy for Public Affairs in Rabat, Morocco. In 1978 he became a senior staff member and Director of West European Affairs on the National Security Council, the White House. From 1982 to 1985, he served as Ambassador to Malta, and since that time has been Ambassador-in-Residence at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Mr. Rentschler was born October 16, 1933, in Rochester, MN. In 1964 he received his certificat from the University of Paris; graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1955), and received his M.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1966. His foreign languages are French, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian.