Henry E. Catto, Jr.

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Henry E. Catto, Jr. was "elected chairman of the Atlantic Council of the United States in January 1999. In the course of a long and distinguished diplomatic and government career, he has been director of the United States Information Agency (1991-93), U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain (1989-91), Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Pentagon Spokesman (1981-83), U.S. Representative to the United Nations Offices in Geneva. (1976-77), Chief of Protocol, White House and Department of State (1974-76), U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador (1971-73), and Deputy Representative to the Organization of American States (1969-71). He is presently a partner in the insurance firm Catto & Catto. From 1983 to 1989, he was vice chairman and president of Broadcast Group at H & C Communications, operator of network television stations (Houston, Orlando-Daytona Beach, San Antonio). Other activities include: Diplomat-in-Residence at the University of Texas at San Antonio, member of the Smithsonian National Board, member of the Advisory Council of Direct Relief International, vice-chairman of the Aspen Institute, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of Ambassadors at Sea, the High and Low Adventures of a Diplomat. Ambassador Catto is married to Jessica Hobby Catto. He is a graduate of Williams College and has an honorary LLD from the University of Aberdeen." [1]

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