Posted: 2:18 am ET
On January 17, the WH announced the President’s intent to nominate Texas judge Edward C. Prado to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Argentina. The WG released the following brief bio:
Edward C. Prado of Texas, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Argentine Republic.Judge Edward Charles Prado is a distinguished Federal jurist having served as a United States judge for almost 35 years. The first 19 years, he served as a district judge for the Western District of Texas, and for the past 14 years, he served as an appellate judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Judge Prado was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court to serve as chair of the Criminal Justice Active Review Committee, the board of Federal Judicial Center, and on the Defender Services Committee and Judicial Branch Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Prior to becoming a judge he served as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas. During his term as United States Attorney, he was appointed to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. Judge Prado also served as a state district judge, an assistant Federal public defender, and an assistant State district attorney. He served in the United States Army Reserves (1972-1987), retiring as a captain. Judge Prado received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He speaks fluent Spanish.
Judge Prado’s nomination is currently pending in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with no announced schedule for his confirmation hearing.
If confirmed, Judge Prado would succeed another political appointee Noah Bryson Mamet (1969–) who served as Ambassador from 2015-2017. The last career diplomat appointed to Argentina was Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne (1950–) who served from January 2007–April 2009.
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— LatinAmericanProgram (@LATAMProg) January 26, 2018
— EP Business Journal (@epbusiness) January 19, 2018
A veteran #SanAntonio federal judge could be the next U.S. ambassador to Argentina. Edward C. Prado, an appellate judge on the Fifth Circuit Appeals Court, is a product of @EISDofSA. #AlamoAreahttps://t.co/PTBy7YP3gp
— AACOG (@AlamoAreaCOG) January 19, 2018