THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON ACCORDS PERSONAL RANK OF AMBASSADOR TO U.N. TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR EASTERN SLAVONIA
The President today accorded personal rank of Ambassador to Jacques Paul Klein of Illinois in his capacity as the United Nations Transitional Administrator for Eastern Slavonia.
Mr. Klein is a career member of the Foreign Service and a Major General in the Air Force Reserve. He has served five tours of duty overseas and four at the State Department in Washington, D.C. During his most recent overseas assignment he served as Political Advisor to the Commander-in-Chief, United States European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. On February 15, 1996 he was named Transitional Administrator for Eastern Slavonia with the rank of Under Secretary General by United Nations Secretary General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
Mr. Klein was born in France in 1939. He was raised in Maywood, Illinois, where he graduated from Proviso Township High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history in 1963 and a master of arts degree in 1973, both from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He completed the National War College in 1980 and the program for senior executives in national and international security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 1989. He has 33 years of active and reserve military service and presently serves as the mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
Mr. Klein is married to Dr. Margrete S. Klein of Cleveland, Ohio. They have a son, Christian, and a daughter, Maia.