Nominations, March 23, 1984

Nomination of Michael Hayden Armacost To Be an Under Secretary of State

March 23, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael Hayden Armacost, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He would succeed Lawrence S. Eagleburger.

Mr. Armacost has served as Ambassador to the Philippines since 1982. From 1980 to 1982, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. In 1978 - 1980 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and in 1977 - 1978 he was senior staff member for East Asia at the National Security Council. In 1972 - 1974 he was special assistant to the Ambassador to Japan in Tokyo. He was a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State in 1969 - 1972 and in 1974 - 1977.

Mr. Armacost was a lecturer at Georgetown University (1971 - 1972) and at Johns Hopkins University (1970 - 1971). In 1968 - 1969 he was visiting professor of international relations at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. He was assistant professor of government (1965 - 1968) and instructor in government (1962 - 1965) at Pomona College in Claremont, CA.

Included among his awards are the State Department's Superior Honor Award and the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award. His distinguished academic career includes publications and commentaries on national security and foreign affairs. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Armacost graduated from Carleton College (B.A., 1958) and Columbia University (M.A., 1961; Ph.D., 1965). He is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, MD. He was born April 15, 1937, in Cleveland, OH.

Nomination of Stephen Warren Bosworth To Be United States Ambassador to the Philippines

March 23, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen Warren Bosworth, of Michigan, as Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines. He would succeed Michael Hayden Armacost.

Mr. Bosworth entered the Foreign Service in 1961 and was principal officer in Panama from 1962 to 1964. He was Panama desk officer in the Department (1964 - 1967), economic officer in Madrid (1967 - 1971), and chief of the economic policy unit in Paris (1971 - 1973). From 1973 to 1974, he was an international economist at the Continental Illinois Bank under the auspices of the White House Executive Interchange Program. In the Department, he was Director of the Office of Fuels and Energy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (1974 - 1976); and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Energy, Raw Materials and Food Policy (1976 - 1979). He was Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia from 1979 to 1981. In the Department he was Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs from July 1981 to December 1982. Since December 1982 he has been chairman of the Policy Planning Council.

Mr. Bosworth received his A.B. in 1961 from Dartmouth College. He attended George Washington University from 1965 to 1967. His foreign languages are Spanish and French. He was born December 4, 1939, in Grand Rapids, MI.