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Public Papers - 1989 - July

Nomination of Milton James Wilkinson To Be Deputy United States Representative to the United Nations Security Council


The President today announced his intention to nominate Milton James Wilkinson to be Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations Security Council, with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Patricia Mary Byrne.

Since 1985 Mr. Wilkinson has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs, serving also as Special Cyprus Coordinator. He entered the Foreign Service in 1962 and served initial tours in Canberra, Australia; Munich, Germany; and Bangkok, Thailand. In the mid-1970's, Mr. Wilkinson worked for 6 years on United States-Soviet relations, including 2 years at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. After a second tour in Thailand as political counselor from 1979 to 1983, he was assigned as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.

Mr. Wilkinson graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 1958. He was born December 3, 1937, in Lancaster, NH. He served in the U.S. Army, 1959 - 1962. Mr. Wilkinson is married and has two children.

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