Nominations, August 19, 1985

Nomination of Clyde D. Taylor To Be United States Ambassador to Paraguay

August 19, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Clyde D. Taylor, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay. He would succeed Arthur H. Davis, Jr.

Mr. Taylor worked at Americans United as director of the film department in Washington, DC, from 1959 to 1961. He joined the Foreign Service as a junior officer in 1961. He served from 1962 to 1964 in the Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs. In 1964 he went to the U.S. Embassy in Panama as vice consul and served there until 1966, when he became economic/commercial officer at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia. He returned to the Department in 1968 as an international economist in the Commodities, Industrial and Strategic Materials Division of the Bureau of Economic Affairs. He then became chief of the economic and commercial section of the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador, from 1972 to 1975. In 1975 Mr. Taylor went to the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, as economic development and financial officer, where he served until 1979 when he became acting counselor for economic and commercial affairs in Tehran. From 1979 to 1980, he attended the National War College. In July 1980, he became Director of the Office of Program Management in the Bureau of International Narcotics Matters and in November of 1980 was named Deputy Assistant Secretary in that Bureau, where he has served until the present time.

Mr. Taylor was born September 30, 1937, in Colombia, South America (American parents). He received his B.A. in 1959 from Wheaton College and his M.A. in 1961 from American University. His foreign language is Spanish. Mr. Taylor is married to the former Virginia L. Lundberg, and they have two children.

Nomination of Natale H. Bellocchi To Be United States Ambassador to Botswana

August 19, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Natale H. Bellocchi, of New York, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana. He would succeed Theodore C. Maino.

After graduating from Georgia Tech, Mr. Bellocchi worked as an industrial engineer at the Burlington Mills Corp. in Allentown, PA, from 1948 to 1950. He joined the Foreign Service as a diplomatic courier in 1955. From 1960 to 1961, he was an administrative assistant in Hong Kong. From 1961 to 1963, he served as general services officer in Vientiane, Laos. He took Chinese language training in Taichung, Taiwan, from 1963 to 1964 and then became assistant commercial attache in Taipei, Taiwan, where he served until 1968. From 1968 to 1969, he was chief of the commercial unit in Hong Kong. He returned to Washington in 1970 to take economic training. From 1971 to 1972, he was commercial attache in Saigon, Vietnam, and from 1973 to 1974, he was commercial counselor in Tokyo, Japan. He attended the senior seminar in Washington, DC, from 1974 to 1975 and thereafter was detailed as a special assistant in OASIA, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC. Mr. Bellocchi then went to New Delhi, India, as economic counselor until 1979, when he returned to Hong Kong as deputy principal officer. From 1981 to the present, he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Current Analysis in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research.

Mr. Bellocchi was born July 5, 1926, in Little Falls, NY. He received his B.S. in 1948 from Georgia Tech (industrial management) and his M.A. in 1954 from Georgetown University. He served in the United States Army from 1950 to 1953. His foreign language is Chinese-Mandarin. Mr. Bellocchi is married to Sujr (Lilan) Liu, and they have two children.