THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JEFFREY DAVIDOW AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey Davidow of Arlington, Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.
Mr. Davidow is currently serving as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. He entered the Foreign Service in 1969 and served as Ambassador to Venezuela, Ambassador to Zambia, and as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Prior to those appointments, he was posted at U.S. embassies in Guatemala, Chile, Venezuela, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. He also served as a desk officer and office director in the Department of State.
Mr. Davidow was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Brookline. He earned a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an M.A. from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1967. He also attended Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. Mr. Davidow is married to the former Joan Labuzoski of Quincy, Massachusetts. They have two daughters, Gwen and Audrey. He speaks Spanish.