June 1, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate Samuel Eldred Lupo, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea. He would succeed James D. Rosenthal.
Mr. Lupo began his career as a management intern with the Veterans Administration in Washington, DC, 1961 - 1963. He served in the following capacities thereafter: personnel officer, 1963 - 1964, and computer systems analyst, 1964 - 1966. Mr. Lupo then joined the Foreign Service and the Department of State. From 1966 to 1968, he was assigned as personnel officer to the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, and then to the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, 1969 - 1971. From 1972 to 1973, Mr. Lupo served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Administration in the Department of State. Following this, he served as administrative officer in the following U.S. Embassies: Dublin, Ireland, 1973 - 1975; Lima, Peru, 1976 - 1977; and Brasilia, Brazil, 1977 - 1979. He returned to Washington in 1979 and became Executive Director of the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs where he served until 1981, when he went to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as consul general. Since 1985 Mr. Lupo has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Personnel in the Department of State.
Mr. Lupo graduated from Los Angeles City College (A.A., 1959) and from the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1961). He served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955. Mr. Lupo is articulate in Spanish and Portuguese. He was born September 26, 1933, in Walnut Creek, CA. Mr. Lupo is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington, VA.