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Nomination of Stephen J. Ledogar for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as United States Representative to the Conference on Disarmament


The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen J. Ledogar, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the Conference on Disarmament.

Since 1987 Ambassador Ledogar has served as U.S. Representative to the European conventional arms negotiations and the U.S. Representative for mutual and balanced force reductions negotiations with the rank of Ambassador. Prior to this, he served in various positions at the Department of State, including deputy chief of mission at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels, Belgium, 1981 - 1987; member of the executive seminar in national and international affairs, 1980 - 1981; Director of the Office of NATO Affairs in the European Bureau, 1977 - 1980; special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology, 1976 - 1977; deputy political adviser for the U.S. Mission to NATO in Brussels, Belgium, 1973 - 1976; senior training at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, 1972 - 1973; and press spokesman and member of the U.S. delegation for the Paris Vietnam peace talks, 1969 - 1972. In addition, Ambassador Ledogar has served as officer in charge of the pacification programs and Vietnam working group in the East Asian Bureau at the Department of State, 1967 - 1969; and as the Department of State Representative for the Pentagon National Military Command Center, 1967.

Ambassador Ledogar graduated from Fordham University (B.S., 1954; LL.B., 1958). He was born September 14, 1929, in New York, NY. Ambassador Ledogar served in the U.S. Navy, 1949 - 1952 and 1954 - 1960. He is married, has two children, and resides in Vienna, VA.

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