February 11, 1987 The President today announced his intention to designate Chester E. Norris, Jr., a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Deputy Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. He would succeed Dennis C. Goodman.
Since 1986 Mr. Norris has been on detail to the United States Mission to the United Nations. Previously, he was counselor for economic affairs, American Embassy in Lagos, 1982 - 1986; with the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, 1981 - 1982; economic officer, American consulate general, Jeddah, 1979 - 1980; Director, Office of Development and Humanitarian Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State, 1976 - 1979; on detail, National War College, 1975 - 1976; trade promotion officer, American Embassy in Sydney, 1972 - 1975; trade promotion officer, American Embassy in London, 1970 - 1972; and economic/commercial officer, American Embassy in Tel Aviv, 1966 - 1970.
Mr. Norris graduated from the University of Maine (B.A., 1951). He is married, resides in New York City, and was born December 1, 1927, in Bangor, ME.