Public Papers - 1990 - June
Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to John F. Maisto While Representing the United States at the Organization of American States
The President today accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to John F. Maisto, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, in his capacity as Vice Chairman of the U.S. delegation to the OAS General Assembly, and as Head of the U.S. delegation to the Inter-American Council for Education, Science, and Culture (CIECC) and the Inter-American Economic and Social Council (CIES).
Since 1989 Mr. Maisto has served as Deputy U.S. Representative to the Organization of American States. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Panama, 1986 - 1989; in political affairs for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State, 1984 - 1986; deputy office director for the Philippines in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 1982 - 1984; political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, 1978 - 1982; political officer at the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica, 1975 - 1978; international relations officer for the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs in the Office of Andean Affairs, 1973 - 1975; and an international relations officer for the Operations Center and Special Assistant in the Office of the Counselor of the Department, 1972. In addition, Mr. Maisto has served as an economic and commercial officer at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, 1969 - 1972, and administrative assistant for the Foreign Service Institute at the Department of State, 1968 - 1969. Mr. Maisto entered the Foreign Service in 1968. He served in the U.S. Information Agency, 1963 - 1968. Mr. Maisto was assistant cultural affairs officer, 1966 - 1968, and he served at the BiNational Center in Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1963 - 1966.
Mr. Maisto graduated from Georgetown University (B.S.F., 1961) and San Carlos College (M.A., 1962). He was born August 28, 1938, in Braddock, PA. Mr. Maisto is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC.