On November 5, the White House announced the president’s intent to nominate Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr., to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Australia. The WH released the following brief bio:
Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., of Tennessee, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Commonwealth of Australia.
Mr. Culvahouse is Chair Emeritus and Of Counsel to O’Melveny & Myers LLP, an international law firm. Previously, he served as Chair of the firm. He started his career as Chief Legislative Assistant to Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr., and served as Counsel to the President of the United States from March 1987 through January 1989. Mr. Culvahouse served on numerous boards and commissions, including the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the Intelligence Oversight Board, the Nuclear Command and Control System Federal Advisory Committee, and the Supreme Court Fellows Commission. He currently serves as a member of the Board of The Brookings Institution and the Board of the Howard H. Baker, Jr., Center for Public Policy. Mr. Culvahouse earned a B.S. from the University of Tennessee and J.D. from the New York University School of Law. In January 1989, President Reagan awarded Mr. Culvahouse the Presidential Citizens Medal, and, in December 1992, Secretary of Defense Cheney awarded him the Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.
President Trump nominated a Republican lawyer to become the United States ambassador to Australia, filling the long vacant post https://t.co/KkrQujk5DZ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 8, 2018
Trump’s Pick for New Ambassador a Good Fit for US–Australia Alliance – Michael Shoebridge – ASPI's The Strategist – "Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr. has been nominated by Donald Trump to be the new U.S. ambassador to Australia…" https://t.co/clxRKscNZ0 pic.twitter.com/rmefmlvHc6
— Small Wars Journal (@smallwars) November 8, 2018
— Peter Clarke (@MediaActive) November 6, 2018
Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr, who is vetting Trump's VP candidates, also vetted Sarah Palin https://t.co/2JgjvhkNjs
— Jose A. Del Real (@jdelreal) June 30, 2016
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) July 11, 2016