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Public Papers - 1990 - February

Nomination of Nelson C. Ledsky for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Special Cyprus Coordinator

1990-02-21

The President today announced his intention to nominate Nelson C. Ledsky, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special Cyprus Coordinator.

Since 1989 Mr. Ledsky has served as Special Cyprus Coordinator at the Department of State. He served as Deputy Senior Director and then Senior Director for the National Security Council, 1987 - 1989. In addition, he served in various capacities at the Department of State, including Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff, 1985 - 1987; U.S. Minister in Berlin, Germany, 1981 - 1985; Director of the State Department's Olympic Boycott Office, 1980 - 1981; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Congressional Relations, 1978 - 1980; Director of the Office of Southern Europe, 1976 - 1978; Deputy Director of the Office of Southern Europe, 1974 - 1976; Deputy Director of the Office of Central Europe, 1972 - 1974; Berlin desk officer, 1970 - 1972; senior watch officer, 1969 - 1970; second secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, 1964 - 1969; consul at the U.S. consulate in Enugu, Nigeria, 1962 - 1964; African language training program, 1961 - 1962; vice consul at the U.S. consulate in Georgetown, Guyana, 1957 - 1961; and an analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, 1957 - 1959.

Mr. Ledsky graduated from Western Reserve University (B.A., 1951) and Columbia University (M.A., 1953). He was born September 30, 1929, in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Ledsky is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.

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