THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 5, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES THOMAS M. FOGLIETTA AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ITALY
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Representative Thomas M. Foglietta to be U.S. Ambassador to Italy.
Representative Thomas Foglietta, of Pennsylvania, began his career in public service at the age of 26, in 1955, as the youngest person in the history of the City of Philadelphia to be elected to the City Council. During his twenty years as a member of the Council, Representative Foglietta rose to the rank of Minority Leader. In 1976, he was appointed by President Gerald Ford as Regional Director of the Department of Labor for Region III, headquartered in Philadelphia. Representative Foglietta was elected to the Ninety-Seventh Congress in 1980. He has since been elected to nine consecutive terms as representative of the First District of Pennsylvania.
Representative Foglietta received his B.A. from St. Joseph's College in 1949, and his law degree from Temple University in 1952. Representative Foglietta speaks Italian.