Nomination of Daniel
Anthony O'Donohue To Be
United States Ambassador to Thailand
April 14, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Daniel Anthony O'Donohue, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior
Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. He would succeed
William Andreas Brown.
O'Donohue is currently the Principal Deputy Director
of the Department of State Policy Planning Staff. He was the U.S. Ambassador to
Burma from 1983 to 1987.
Prior to this, he was Principal Deputy Director of Politico-Military Affairs at
the Department of State, 1978 - 1981; deputy chief of mission at the U.S.
Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, 1977 - 1978; Executive Assistant to the Under
Secretary for Political Affairs, 1976 - 1977; Office Director of Korean
Affairs, 1974 - 1976; and political counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Seoul,
Korea, 1972 - 1974. From 1971 to 1972, he was a student at the Army War College. He has served as a
political officer for the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea, 1960 - 1964; and vice
consul of the consulate general in Genoa, Italy, 1958 - 1959. Mr. O'Donohue joined the Foreign Service in 1957.
O'Donohue graduated from the University of Detroit (B.S., 1953) and Wayne State University (M.P.A., 1958). He was
born October 27, 1931, in Detroit, MI. He is married, has
five children, and resides in Alexandria, VA.