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Public Papers - 1992

Nomination of John Stern Wolf To Be United States Ambassador to Malaysia


The President today announced his intention to nominate John Stern Wolf, of Maryland, a Minister-Counselor in the Senior Foreign Service, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Malaysia. He would succeed Paul Matthews Cleveland.

Since 1989 Mr. Wolf has served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs at the Department of State. He has also served at the Department of State as executive assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, 1988 - 89; and as Office Director of Regional and Multilateral Force and Observers Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, 1987 - 88. Mr. Wolf has also served as Political Counselor at the American Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, 1984 - 87; special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Science and Technology at the State Department, 1981 - 84; and financial economist in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, 1979 - 81.

Mr. Wolf graduated from Dartmouth College (B.A., 1970) and Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School (mid-career fellow, 1978 - 79). He was born September 12, 1948, in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Wolf is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.

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