THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON ACCORDS RANK OF AMBASSADOR TO SPECIAL COORDINATOR FOR RWANDA AND BURUNDI
The President today announced the nomination of Richard W. Bogosian of Gaithersburg, Maryland, a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to the Rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special Coordinator for Rwanda and Burundi.
Ambassador Bogosian was Ambassador to Niger from 1985 to 1988, to Chad from 1990 to 1993 and Chief of Mission in Somalia from 1993 to 1994. He has also served in Baghdad, Paris, Kuwait and Khartoum, where he was Deputy Chief of Mission from 1976 to 1979. Ambassador Bogosian's Washington assignments have included tours as Director of the Office of East African Affairs and as the Director of the Office of Monetary Affairs.
Ambassador Bogosian entered the Foreign Service in 1962 following graduation from the University of Chicago Law School. He is also a graduate of Tufts University. He is married to the former Claire Mornane; they have three children. Ambassador Bogosian was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1937. He speaks Arabic and French.