ACCESSION NUMBER:354719 FILE ID:NEA306 DATE:07/27/94 TITLE:DAVID GEORGE NEWTON: AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE TO YEMEN (07/27/94) TEXT:*94072704.PFN wh release newton ambassador-desig. yemen/kf+ *NEA306 07/27/94 DAVID GEORGE NEWTON: AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE TO YEMEN (Text: White House release, 7/27/94) (400) Washington -- The White House July 27 released the following announcement: (Begin Text) President Clinton July 27 announced his intention to nominate David George Newton, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, as Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen. Mr. Newton entered the Foreign Service in 1962 and, after training in Washington, served as Vice Consul, American Consulate General, Zurich, Switzerland, until 1964. After two years of training in Arabic language and area studies at the Foreign Service Institute branch in Beirut, Lebanon, he was posted in 1966 to the American Embassy Branch in Sanaa, Yemen, as Economic Officer. In 1967 he returned to the Department of State as Economic Officer for the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs. For three years he served as Political Officer, American Embassy, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, before returning to Yemen to serve as Deputy Chief of Mission of the American Embassy in Sanaa until 1975. From 1975 to 1977, he was Near East Division Chief in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Mr. Newton subsequently served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy, Damascus, Syria, from 1978 to 1981 and as Political Counselor at the American Embassy, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 1981 to 1984. In June 1984 he became Principal Officer of the U.S. Interests Section of the Belgian Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Following resumption of diplomatic relations with Iraq in November 1984, he was appointed Ambassador, serving in Baghdad until 1988. In that year he became Director of the Office for Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan in the Department of State. From 1990 to 1993 he served as International Affairs Advisor and Chairman of the Department of National Security Policy at the National War College in Washington, D.C. He is currently serving as Senior Inspector (Team Leader) with the Office of Inspections, Office of the Inspector General, Department of State. Mr. Newton was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 13, 1935. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan. He served in the United States Army in Germany from 1958 to 1961. He is married to the former Christa Rathay; they have two children, Mark (28) and Lesley (23). His foreign languages are Arabic, German and French. (End Text) NNNN .