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Public Papers - 1989

Appointment of William T. Pryce as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

1989-11-08

The President today announced the appointment of William T. Pryce as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Mr. Pryce will be Senior Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Security Council.

Mr. Pryce is a career Foreign Service officer, whose most recent assignment was Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States in Washington, DC. He served as Minister-Counselor and deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Panama from 1982 to 1986. Prior to that he was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia and Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. Mr. Pryce joined the Foreign Service in 1958, after serving in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958. During most of his career, he has specialized in Latin American and Eastern European affairs. His early assignments included Mexico City, Moscow, and Panama, as well as service in the Department as Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs. After serving as chief of the political section in the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City, Mr. Pryce was assigned in 1974 as chief of Soviet programs for the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He attended the National War College in 1976, prior to serving as Executive Assistant to Ambassador at Large Ellsworth Bunker.

Born in San Diego, CA, Mr. Pryce grew up in Ebensburg, PA. He graduated from Wesleyan University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is married to Joan MacClurg Pryce and has three children.

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