THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN CHRISTIAN KORNBLUM AS AMBASSADOR TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate John Christian Kornblum as the Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany.
Ambassador Kornblum, of Detroit, Michigan entered the Foreign Service in June 1964. His early posts included Hamburg, Bonn and Berlin in addition to several assignments at the Department of State. Ambassador Kornblum currently serves as Assistant Secretary for State for European and Canadian Affairs. Prior to this, he served as Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs; Ambassador and Head of the U.S. Delegation to the conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe in Helsinki and later Vienna; Deputy U.S. Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels; and U.S. Minister and Deputy Commandant at the U.S. Mission in Berlin. He earned a B.A. degree from Michigan State University in 1964.
In his capacity as the Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Ambassador Kornblum will be the personal representative of the President and oversee all U.S. civilian activities in Germany.