THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES PHILIP C. WILCOX, JR. FOR THE RANK OF AMBASSADOR DURING HIS TENURE OF SERVICE AS COORDINATOR FOR COUNTER TERRORISM The President today announced his intention to nominate Philip C.
Wilcox, Jr., a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Coordinator for Counter Terrorism.
Prior to joining the Department of State in 1966, Mr. Wilcox taught school in Sierra Leone, and practiced law in Denver, Colorado. In his 28 years in the Foreign Service, he has served in Laos, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and in Jerusalem, where he was the U.S. Consul General (1989-1991). In Washington assignments, he has been Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Management, Deputy Director for UN Political Affairs, Director for Middle East Regional Affairs, Director for Israeli and Arab-Israeli Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East and South Asian Affairs. Mr Wilcox's most recent assignment was as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research.
Mr. Wilcox was born February 1, 1937 in Denver, Colorado. He attended public schools and graduated from Williams College in 1958 and Stanford Law School in 1961. He speaks French and Indonesian. He and his wife, Cynda Buxton Wilcox, reside in Maryland and have two children -- Elizabeth, age 25 and Andrew, age 23.