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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 12, 1994
                        FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Charles E. Redman, of Florida, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mr. Redman has been serving as United States Special Envoy for the former Yugoslavia since August 1993. He was previously assigned as Special Charge d'affaires in Port au Prince, Haiti. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Redman served in Stockholm as American Ambassador to Sweden. Prior to his Stockholm assignment, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Department of State Spokesman (1985 to 1989).

Mr. Redman joined the Foreign Service in 1974 and has served overseas at the U. S. Embassy in Paris, in the Office of the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels and at the U. S. Embassy in Algiers. His assignments in Washington have included tours in the Department of State Operations Center and in the Bureau of European and Canadian affairs where he was head of the Office of Regional Political-Military Affairs (NATO).

Mr. Redman was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on December 24, 1943. He graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U. S. Air Force Academy and was awarded a Master's degree in Government from Harvard University in 1968. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1966 to 1974 and is now a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves. He is Married to the former Eileen Kowal; he and his wife have three daughters -- Mellissa (15), Vanessa (13), and Christina (11). Mr. Redman speaks French and Swedish.