THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES WILLIAM CROWE AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED KINGDOM The President today announced his intent to nominate Admiral
William Crowe, Jr. as Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
In announcing this nomination, President Clinton said, "Admiral Crowe has distinguished himself throughout four decades of dedicated public service. I am very pleased that he will continue his service to this nation and that I will be able to rely on his wise counsel in this very important position."
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Crowe served in the United States Navy for 47 years. His assignments included Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces, Southern Europe, Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe, Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command, and Commander, Middle East Force, based in Bahrain. Currently, he is Counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in the District of Columbia, Professor of Geopolitics at the University of Oklahoma and Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
Admiral Crowe holds a bachelor's degree from the United States Naval Academy, a master's degree from Stanford University and master's and doctoral degrees from Princeton University. He has been married to Shirley Grinell for 40 years; they have three children.