THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES FRANK G. WISNER AS AMBASSADOR TO INDIA
The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank G. Wisner of the District of Columbia as Ambassador to India.
"I am pleased to announce Frank to this most important post," the President said. "He brings an experienced background and skilled diplomacy to this important assignment."
Mr. Wisner is presently the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. He has also had posts as Ambassador to the Philippines Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs, Ambassador to the Republic of Egypt and Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia. In addition he served tours in Morocco, Algeria, VietNam, Tunisia and Bangladesh.
Mr. Wisner was born on July 2, 1938 in New York. He graduated from Princeton University in 1961 and speaks French, Arabic and Vietnamese. Mr. Wisner is married to the former Christine de Ganay and they have four children.