August 16, 1984
The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Stapleton Roy, of Pennsylvania, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore. He would succeed Harry E.T. Thayer.
In 1956 Mr. Roy entered the Foreign Service and was intelligence analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research Department. He attended Chinese language training in Taichung (1958 - 1959) and was political officer in Bangkok (1959 - 1961), consular officer in Hong Kong (1962), and political officer in Taipei (1962 - 1964). From 1964 to 1965, he attended Mongolian language studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, and was international relations officer in the Bureau of European Affairs in the Department from 1965 to 1968. He attended Russian language studies in Garmisch, Federal Republic of Germany, from 1968 to 1969. He was administrative officer (1969 - 1970) and political officer (1970 - 1972) in Moscow. From 1972 to 1974, he was Deputy Director of the Office of Soviet Union Affairs in the Department. He attended National War College from 1974 to 1975. In the Department he was Deputy Director of the Office of People's Republic of China and Mongolian Affairs from 1975 to 1978. He was deputy chief of the United States liaison office (1978 - 1979) and deputy chief of mission (1979 - 1981) in Beijing. Since 1981 he has been deputy chief of mission in Bangkok.
Mr. Roy graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1956). His foreign languages are Chinese-Mandarin, Russian, and Thai. He was born June 15, 1935, in Nanking, China, of American parents.
Nomination of William Arthur Rugh To Be United States Ambassador to the Yemen Arab Republic
August 16, 1984
The President today announced his intention to nominate William Arthur Rugh, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Yemen Arab Republic. He would succeed David Eugene Zweifel.
Mr. Rugh entered the Foreign Service with the United States Information Agency in 1964 and was assigned to language and area training in Beirut. He was assistant cultural officer in Cairo (1965 - 1966), assistant public affairs officer in Jidda (1966 - 1967), branch public affairs officer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1967 - 1969), and country public affairs officer in Jidda (1969 - 1971). He was senior policy officer of the Office of Assistant Director for Near East and South Asia in the Agency from 1971 to 1972. He was on a leave of absence as a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City from 1972 to 1973. From 1973 to 1976, he was Deputy Assistant Director for Near East in the Agency. He was country public affairs officer in Cairo from 1976 to 1981, and since 1981 he has been deputy chief of mission in Damascus.
Mr. Rugh graduated from Oberlin College (B.A., 1958), Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (M.A., 1961), and Columbia University (Ph.D., 1964). From 1958 to 1959, he attended Hamburg University in Germany. His foreign languages are Arabic and German. He was born May 10, 1936, in New York, NY.