Nomination of Richard H. Imus for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as United States Negotiator on Textile Matters

January 13, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard H. Imus for the rank of Ambassador during his service as United States Negotiator on Textile Matters in the Office of the United States Trade Representative. He would succeed Peter Otto Murphy.

In 1962 Mr. Imus entered the Foreign Service as vice consul in Sydney. He was consular officer in Tel Aviv from 1965 to 1967. From 1967 to 1969, he was on detail to the Department of Commerce as international economist. He attended Arabic language training in Beirut from 1969 to 1970. He was economic and commercial officer in Dhahran (1970 - 1972) and in Kuwait (1972 - 1973). From 1973 to 1974, he was personnel officer in the Department. He attended economic studies at the Foreign Service Institute from 1974 to 1975. From 1975 to 1977, he was international economist in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Department. He was counselor for economic affairs in Wellington from 1977 to 1981. In the Department he was Chief of the Textiles Division in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs from 1981 to 1983. Since 1983 he has been on detail as United States Negotiator on Textile Matters in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Mr. Imus graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1960) and the University of California at Berkeley (M.A., 1961). In 1958 he attended the University of Vienna in Austria. His foreign languages are German, Arabic, and French. He was born August 12, 1938, in San Francisco, CA.