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Public Papers - 1989 - October

Nomination of R. James Woolsey for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as the United States Representative to the Negotiations on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe

1989-10-10

The President today announced his intention to nominate R. James Woolsey to be accorded the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the Negotiations on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.

Since 1979 Mr. Woolsey has served as a partner with the law firm of Shea and Gardner in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Under Secretary of the Navy, 1977 - 1979; an associate with Shea and Gardner, 1973 - 1977; general counsel to the Senate Committee on Armed Services, 1970 - 1973; and adviser to the U.S. delegation to the strategic arms limitation talks (SALT I) in Helsinki and Vienna and a program analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1969 - 1970.

Mr. Woolsey graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1963); Oxford University (M.A., 1965), where he was a Rhodes scholar; and Yale Law School (LL.B., 1968). He was born September 21, 1941, in Tulsa, OK. Mr. Woolsey served in the U.S. Army, 1968 - 1970. He is married, has three sons, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD.

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