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Public Papers - 1991

Nomination of Bruce S. Gelb To Be United States Ambassador to Belgium


The President today announced his intention to nominate Bruce S. Gelb, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Belgium. He would succeed Maynard Wayne Glitman.

Since 1989 Mr. Gelb has served as Director of the United States Information Agency in Washington, DC. Prior to this, Mr. Gelb served with the Bristol-Myers Co. in New York, NY, as vice chairman, 1985 - 1988, and as executive vice president, 1977 - 1985. Mr. Gelb has also served with Clairol, Inc., in New York, NY, in several capacities including: president, 1965 - 1976; executive vice president, 1961 - 1964; marketing vice president, 1958 - 1961; and advertising manager, 1957 - 1958. He has served with the Procter   Gamble Co. in Cincinnati, OH, as brand manager, 1955 - 1957, and assistant brand manager, 1953 - 1955.

Mr. Gelb graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1950) and Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration (M.B.A., 1953). He has served with the U.S. Naval Reserve, 1945 - 1946. Mr. Gelb is married, has four children, and resides in New York, NY.

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