THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PRINCETON LYMAN TO BE ASSISTANT SECRETARY
OF STATE FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS
President Clinton today announced the nomination of Ambassador Princeton Lyman of Maryland to be the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs.
Ambassador Lyman is a career senior foreign service officer who has held a number of key policy-making positions. He has served as the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa since 1992 and also served as U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria from 1986 to 1989. Ambassador Lyman led the U.S. government's strategy to provide maximum support to South Africa's historic transition to democracy and majority rule. Ambassador Lyman also served at the U.S. Agency for International Development (U.S. AID) and was director of U.S. AID in Ethiopia. In addition, he served for five years as deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs. He has earned numerous awards including the President's Distinguished Service Award and has many publications to his credit. Ambassador Lyman earned his M.A. from Harvard University in 1959 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1961. He was also a Harvard University Research Fellow.
The Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs and provides policy recommendations to the Secretary of State, the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, other Department principals, and interagency committees on all aspects of international organization affairs.