Public Papers - 1989
Nomination of Jewel S. Lafontant To Be United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs
The President today announced his intention to nominate Jewel S. Lafontant to be United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs and Ambassador at Large while serving in this position. She would succeed Jonathan Moore.
Mrs. Lafontant has been a senior partner with the corporate and labor law firm of Vedder, Price, Kaufman Kammholz in Chicago, IL. From 1973 to 1975, she was Deputy Solicitor General of the United States. Mrs. Lafontant has also served as United States Representative to the United Nations, 1972.
Mrs. Lafontant graduated from Oberlin College (B.A., 1943) and received a doctor of law degree from the University of Chicago in 1946. She has one child and resides in Chicago, IL.