Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to John J. Crowley, Jr., While Serving as Head of the United States Delegation to the Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Council for Education, Science, and Culture

September 18, 1985

The President today accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to John J. Crowley, Jr., in his capacity as head of the U.S. delegation to the annual meeting of the Inter-American Council for Education, Science, and Culture. Mr. Crowley is presently Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the Organization of American States as well as the U.S. Representative to the 16th meeting of the Inter-American Council on Education, Science, and Culture.

He served in the United States Army in 1946 - 1948. He was an instructor at the University of Puerto Rico in 1950 - 1952. Mr. Crowley joined the Government in 1952 as a public affairs assistant in Maracaibo, Venezuela, with the International Communication Agency. He entered the Foreign Service in 1955 and became consular and political officer in Lima, Peru. In 1959 - 1960 he attended advanced labor and economic studies at the University of Wisconsin and then served as labor and political officer in Brussels, Belgium, in 1960 - 1964. He then returned to the Department as an international relations officer until 1966 when he went to serve as deputy chief of mission in Quito, Ecuador, until 1969. Mr. Crowley then attended the National War College. In 1970 - 1974 he served as deputy chief of mission in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In 1974 he was assigned in the Department as Director of the Office of Northern European Affairs until 1977 when he became deputy chief of mission in Caracas, Venezuela. In 1980 he was appointed Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname and served there until 1981 when he became a senior inspector in the Department. Since 1982 he has been Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization of American States.

Mr. Crowley was born February 10, 1928, in Albuquerque, NM. He graduated from West Virginia University (A.B., 1949) and Columbia University (M.A., 1950). His foreign languages are French and Spanish. Mr. Crowley is married to the former Ileana Cintron and has two daughters.