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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 15, 1993


(Washington, DC) President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Reginald Bartholomew, a senior Foreign Service officer with the rank of Career Minister, to the post of Ambassador to Italy.

"Reg Bartholomew has served our country ably in several Ambassadorial positions and many other challenging assignments," said the President. "I have full confidence in his ability to maintain our strong relationship with Italy, an important ally whose friendship America highly values."

Bartholomew has recently served as the U.S. Special Envoy for the Former Yugoslavia, and US Representative to NATO. From 1989-92, he was Under Secretary of State for Coordinating Security Assistance Programs. He had previously been Ambassador to Spain from 1986-89, and to Lebanon from 1983-86. Prior to that, he was Special Negotiator for United States-Greek Defense & Economic Cooperation Negotiations, Special Cyprus Coordinator at the Department of State, and Director of State's Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs.

Before moving to the State Department in 1974, Bartholomew served for six years at the Department of Defense as part of its Policy Planning Staff. He had previously held teaching positions at Wesleyan University and the University of Chicago, and been a research fellow at the Social Sciences Research Council in Paris. He began his professional career as an Adviser to the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago.

Bartholomew, who holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago, is 57 years old. He and his wife, the former Rose-Anne Dognin, have four children, Sylvie, Christian, Damien, and Jonathan.

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