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Public Papers - 1989 - July

Nomination of Sheldon J. Krys To Be an Assistant Secretary of State


The President today announced his intention to nominate Sheldon J. Krys to be Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security. He would succeed Robert E. Lamb.

Since 1988, Mr. Krys has served as Assistant Secretary of State for Administration and Information Management. Prior to this, he served as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, 1985 - 1988. He served in several capacities at the Department of State, including Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary for Management in Washington, DC; Deputy Director for Management Operations, 1983 - 1985; and Executive Director of the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, 1979 - 1983. In addition, he served as a Foreign Service inspector, 1977 - 1979; administrative counselor in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1974 - 1976; and Director of Personnel for Latin America, 1969 - 1974. He has served as special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador in London, 1966 - 1969; management officer in London, 1965 - 1966; educational and cultural affairs officer and Director of the Department of State Reception Centers, 1962 - 1965. Mr. Krys also served as a consultant to the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 1961. In 1983 he received the Presidential Meritorious Service Award.

Mr. Krys graduated from the University of Maryland in 1955. He was a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College in 1977. He was born in New York in 1934. He is married, has three daughters, and resides in Washington, DC.

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