Nomination of April
Catherine Glaspie To Be
United States Ambassador to Iraq
November 4, 1987
President today announced his intention to nominate April Catherine Glaspie, of California, a career member of the
Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq. She would succeed
David George Newton.
1985 Ms. Glaspie has been Director of the Office of
Jordan, Lebanon, and Syrian Affairs in
the Department of State. From 1983 to 1985, she served as political officer and
deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, Syria. Ms. Glaspie has been Director of the language institute at the
U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, 1981 - 1983; political officer at the U.S. Mission
to the United Nations in New York, 1980 - 1981; political officer at the U.S.
Embassy in London, England, 1978 - 1980; staff assistant to the Assistant
Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, 1977 - 1978; and
political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, 1973 - 1977. Ms. Glaspie has been a member of the Foreign Service since
Glaspie graduated from Mills College (B.A., 1963) and Johns Hopkins University (M.A., 1965). She is
articulate in Arabic and French. Ms. Glaspie was born
April 26, 1942, in Vancouver, Canada, and currently resides
in Washington, DC.
Nomination of David C.
Miller, Jr., To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African
November 4, 1987
President today announced his intention to nominate David C. Miller, Jr. to be
a member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a
term expiring September 22, 1993. He would succeed Patsy
1982 Mr. Miller has been president of American Equity Investor, Inc., in Washington, DC. From 1984 to 1986, he
was United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe. Mr. Miller also served
as United States Ambassador to Tanzania, 1981 - 1984. In 1981
he served as special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for African
Affairs in the Department of State. Previously Mr. Miller was with Westinghouse
Electric Corp. in Pittsburgh, PA, 1971 - 1981.
Miller graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1964) and the
University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1967). He was
born July 15, 1942, in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Miller is married,
has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.