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San Diegan Named Envoy to Argentina

September 20, 1986|From a Times Staff Writer

SAN DIEGO — Theodore E. Gildred Jr., a prominent San Diego developer and philanthropist, was nominated by President Reagan on Friday to be the next ambassador to Argentina.

Gildred, 50, is known for his efforts to promote understanding of Latin American affairs, and has used his position as sole director of the Gildred Foundation to fund professorships of Latin American studies at Stanford University and UC San Diego.

Gildred's office issued a statement in which he said he was "very pleased and honored" by the nomination, which now goes to the U.S. Senate for confirmation.

Born in Mexico City, Gildred was graduated from Stanford in 1959 before attending the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of Heidelberg for post-graduate studies in language and culture.

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