Nomination of April Catherine Glaspie To Be United States Ambassador to Iraq

 

November 4, 1987

 

The 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.

 

Since 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 1966.

 

Ms. 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 Development Foundation

 

November 4, 1987

 

The 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 Baker Blackshear.

 

Since 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.

 

Mr. 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.