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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Ronald Frank Lehman II To Be Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

1989-03-27

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ronald Frank Lehman II to be Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He would succeed William F. Burns.

Ambassador Lehman is currently serving as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. He has served as the U.S. chief negotiator for strategic nuclear arms (START) at the U.S.-Soviet nuclear and space arms talks in Geneva. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (Defense Policy) at the White House, deputy U.S. negotiator on strategic nuclear arms, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and Senior Director for Defense Programs and Arms Control on the National Security Council staff at the White House. Ambassador Lehman has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and as a senior adviser to the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament.

Ambassador Lehman graduated from Claremont Men's College (1968) and Claremont Graduate School (Ph.D., 1975). He is married and currently resides in Arlington, VA.

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