THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES STEPHEN W. BOSWORTH AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth to be United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.
Ambassador Bosworth, of New Canaan, Connecticut, entered the Department of State as a foreign service officer in l96l. In addition to assignments in Paris, Madrid, and Panama, he held a number of positions in the State Department, including Director of Policy Planning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs, and Director of the Office of Fuels and Energy. From l979 to l98l, Ambassador Bosworth was U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, and from l984 to l987, he served as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines. After retirement from the Department of State in l987, Ambassador Bosworth was President of the United States-Japan Foundation, a private American grant-making institution. He was an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs from l990 to l994.
Ambassador Bosworth is currently chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College. He has chaired study groups on foreign policy issues for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Twentieth Century Fund, and has co-authored reports on American foreign policy priorities in the post-Cold War period, U.S.-Japan relations and U.S.-Asia relations. Mr. Bosworth is currently the Executive Director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), which is responsible for delivering $5 billion of energy to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in return for the dismantlement of its national nuclear program. Ambassador Bosworth earned an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1961 and studied economics at the graduate level at George Washington University. He is fluent in both Spanish and French.