THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) ______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 2, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DANIEL FRIED AS UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO POLAND
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Daniel Fried, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, as United States Ambassador to Poland.
Mr. Daniel Fried, of Washington, D.C., began his career with the Foreign Service in 1977. He served in the Economic Bureau of the State Department from 1977 to 1979; at the U.S. Consulate General in then-Leningrad from 1980 to 1981; as a political officer in the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade from 1982 to 1985; and in the Office of Soviet Affairs at the State Department from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Fried was Polish Desk Officer at the State Department from 1987 to 1989, and was active in preparing the U.S. response to the return of democracy to Poland and Central Europe in 1989. He served as Political Counselor in the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw from 1990 to 1993, as Poland began to consolidate its democratic and free market transformation. Mr. Fried served on the staff of the National Security Council from 1993 until 1997, first as Director then as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Central and Eastern Europe.
Mr. Fried received a B.A., magna cum laude from Cornell University in 1974 and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in 1977. He is the recipient of several group and individual Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards from the Department of State.