THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR ARMS CONTROL NEGOTIATIONS, AND CHIEF SCIENCE ADVISOR FOR THE ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT AGENCY
The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas Graham, Jr. as Special Representative for Arms Control Negotiations, and James Sweeney as Chief Science Advisor for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA).
Thomas Graham, Jr. is currently the Acting Deputy Director and General Counsel at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. In December 1993, it was announced that Mr. Graham would lead the U.S. Government's efforts to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). This includes heading the U.S. delegation to preparatory meetings and conferences for the 1995 NPT Extension Conference, engaging in bilateral and multilateral consultations, and making the case for extension before the public.
Mr. Graham attended Princeton University, L'Institut des Science Politiques in Paris and Harvard Law School (L.L.B.).
James Sweeney is currently serving as Assistant Director, Directorate of Nuclear Systems Engineering, at Kirtland AFB, N.M. He manages the Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Weapons Integration Program for all U.S. and NATO Aircraft Nuclear Weapon Systems. Mr. Sweeney has over 34 years of nuclear weapon development, integration and nuclear technology experience on strategic ICBMS, bombers and USAF and NATO fighters.
Mr. Sweeney received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama, and has done graduate work in Nuclear Engineering and Operations Research at the University of New Mexico and Arizona State University.