THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release September 14, 1993
SPIEGEL NAMED U.S. ENVOY TO U.N. IN GENEVA
The President today nominated former State Department official Daniel L. Spiegel to be the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva. In that position, he will serve as the U.S. envoy to the World Health Organization, the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, the International Labor Organization, the International Telecommunications Union, and the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development, among others.
Spiegel, currently head of the international practice of the Washington law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, served at the Department of State from 1977-79 as Special Assistant to Secretary Cyrus Vance and as a member of the Policy Planning staff. Prior to that, he had served as a legislative assistant for foreign policy to Senators Hubert H. Humphrey and Alan Cranston.
A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Georgetown University Law Center, Spiegel is 43 years old. He and his wife, the former Marianne Albertson, have one daughter.