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Eisenhower Appoints Maurice M. Bernbaum As U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador

President Eisenhower today appointed Maurice M. Bernbaum as Ambassador to Ecuador.

Mr. Bernbaum, a 50-year-old career diplomat, served since last year as counselor and deputy chief of mission at the American embassy in Argentina. He Joined the foreign service in 1936, after being a social worker as a young man. He has been assigned to a number of posts in Latin American and elsewhere.

A native of Illinois, Mr. Bernbaum attended Harvard, Northwestern, and the University of Chicago. His nomination will go to the Senate for confirmation, when Congress reconvenes in January.