THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES THOMAS J. MILLER AS SPECIAL COORDINATOR FOR CYPRUS WITH RANK OF AMBASSADOR
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Thomas J. Miller, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, for the Rank of Ambassador during his tenure as Special Coordinator for Cyprus.
Mr. Miller, of Virginia, has been Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Athens, Greece since 1994. Prior to that, he was Director of the Office of Israeli and Arab-Israeli Affairs. He also has served as Director of the Office of Maghreb Affairs and earlier headed the Office of Regional Affairs under the Ambassador-at-Large for Counter-terrorism. Mr. Miller, who served an earlier tour in Athens as well as in Thailand, also has worked extensively on Middle East issues.
A native of Illinois, Mr. Miller received a B.A. and an M.A. in Asian Studies, an M.A. in Political Science, and a Ph.D. in Political Science, all from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He and his wife, Bonnie Stern Miller, have two children, Julie and Eric.