THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KENNETH SPENCER YALOWITZ AS AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Kenneth Spencer Yalowitz, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, as Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus.
Mr. Yalowitz entered the Foreign Service in 1966 and has served overseas -- in The Hague, the U. S. Mission to NATO in Brussels and twice in Moscow. His last service in Moscow was from 1991-93 as the Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs. His domestic assignments have included Country Director for Australia-New Zealand Affairs, Deputy Director for Economics of the Office of Soviet Union Affairs, and Congressional Foreign Affairs Fellow. Currently he is the Area Studies Chairman for the States of the Former USSR in the School of Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute.
Born on May 28, 1941, in Chicago, IL, Mr. Yalowitz is married to Judith Gold Yalowitz and has one son, Andrew. Mr. Yalowitz's undergraduate work was done at the University of Wisconsin. He holds a Russian Institute Certificate and Masters of Arts and Philosophy Degrees from Columbia University and speaks Russian and French. He was the recipient of two Senior Performance Awards, and an individual and group Superior Honor Award.