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Public Papers - 1990 - May

Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to John Houston Hawes While Serving as the Open Skies Negotiator


The President has accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to John Houston Hawes, of the District of Columbia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, in his capacity as the Open Skies Negotiator.

Since 1989 Ambassador Hawes has served as Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology at the Department of State in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Rabat, Morocco, 1987 - 1989; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Politico-Military Affairs, 1985 - 1987; Office Director for the Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs, 1982 - 1985; political officer in Brussels, 1980 - 1982; political officer in Vienna, 1978 - 1980; Office Director for the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, 1977 - 1978; political/military affairs officer for the Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs, 1975 - 1977; and Special Assistant in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, 1974 - 1975. In addition, Ambassador Hawes has served in political affairs for the Bureau of Near East and South Asian Affairs at the Department of State, 1972 - 1974; staff assistant in New Delhi, India, 1971 - 1972; economic/commercial officer in Calcutta, India, 1969 - 1971; vice consul in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1966 - 1968; and vice consul in Naples, Italy, 1964 - 1965.

Ambassador Hawes graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1963). He was born May 23, 1941, in New York, NY. Ambassador Hawes is married, has five children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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