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Public Papers - 1989

Appointment of David C. Miller, Jr., as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

1989-03-13

The President announced the appointment of Ambassador David C. Miller, Jr., as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for International Programs and African Affairs. He would succeed Tyrus W. Cobb in International Programs and Ambassador Herman J. Cohen in African Affairs.

In 1988 President Reagan appointed Ambassador Miller to the Board of the African Development Foundation. He was Ambassador to Zimbabwe, 1984 - 1986, and Ambassador to Tanzania, 1981 - 1984. During his tenure in Zimbabwe, Ambassador Miller also served as the Director of the Southern African Working Group at the Department of State. He was a White House fellow and a Special Assistant to the Attorney General, 1968 - 1970.

Ambassador Miller was born in Cleveland, OH. He received his B.A. degree from Harvard University and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He is married to the former Mary Johnson Lake and has three children.

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