July 8, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate Theresa Anne Tull, of New Jersey, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the Co-Operative Republic of Guyana. She would succeed Clint Arlen Lauderdale.
Miss Tull began her career in 1953 as a secretary and worked in that capacity until 1963 with the following: Rose & Epstein, Esqs., Camden, NJ; Campbell Soup Co., Camden; Raymond Siris, Esq., Camden; Alex M. Malamut, realtor, Camden; and Vincent B. Kling, architect, Philadelphia, PA. She was also a teacher with the diocese of Camden in 1956. Miss Tull joined the Foreign Service in 1963 and served as an adjudicator in the Passport Office in Chicago, IL, as her first assignment in 1964 and also took French language training that year. She was assigned as a junior officer to the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium, 1965 - 1967, and thereafter returned to the Department of State for Vietnamese language training. From 1968 to 1970, Miss Tull served as a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam. She then served as an international relations officer on the Vietnam working group in the Department of State until 1972, when she was detailed to the University of Michigan. From 1973 to 1975, Miss Tull was deputy principal officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Danang, Vietnam. Thereafter, she was deputy division chief, Southeast Asia, Bureau of Intelligence and Research until 1977, when she was assigned as Principal Officer in Cebu, Philippines. Miss Tull attended the National War College, 1979 - 1980. She was assigned as office director in the Office of Human Rights, Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, 1980 - 1983, and served concurrently as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, 1981 - 1982. Miss Tull was assigned Charge d'Affaires ad interim in Vientiane, Laos, 1983 - 1986. She has just completed the senior seminar at the Foreign Service Institute.
Miss Tull graduated from the University of Maryland (B.A., 1972) and the University of Michigan (M.A., 1973). She is fluent in French and Vietnamese. Miss Tull was born October 2, 1936, in Runnemede, NJ.