Utah Native gets Nod as Belgian Envoy

Utah Native gets Nod as Belgian Envoy

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah native who's been involved in the rebuilding of postwar Iraq has been tapped to become U.S. ambassador to Belgium.

Tom Korologos, 71, is an influential Washington lobbyist, and has been serving as senior counsel to Paul Bremer, who has overseen the rebuilding of Iraq. He's also the primary liaison to Congress about developments there.

Korologos took the job in Iraq after he recently retired as head of the lobbying firm of Timmons and Co. He has been a close adviser to all GOP presidents since Richard Nixon, and run operations for several Republican National Conventions.

He graduated from the University of Utah and has a master's degree from Columbia University.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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