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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of John R. Bolton To Be an Assistant Secretary of State


The President today announced his intention to nominate John R. Bolton to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs). He would succeed Richard Salisbury Williamson.

Since 1988 Mr. Bolton has been Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division at the Department of Justice. Prior to this, he was Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice, 1985 - 1988. He was a partner with Covington   Burling, 1983 - 1985, and executive director of the Committee on Resolutions for the Republican National Committee, 1983 - 1984. He was Assistant Administrator for Program and Policy Coordination, 1982 - 1983, and General Counsel, 1981 - 1982, at the Agency for International Development.

Mr. Bolton graduated from Yale College (B.A. 1970) and Yale Law School (J.D., 1974). He currently resides in Bethesda, MD.

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