THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN D. HOLUM AS UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The President today announced his intention to nominate John D. Holum as Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security at the Department of State.
Mr. John D. Holum, of Annapolis, Maryland, was appointed Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in 1993, where he served as the principal advisor to the President and the Secretary of State on arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament issues. Mr. Holum previously served as legislative director for Senator George McGovern and was a member of the Policy and Planning Staff at the United States Department of State from 1979 to 1981, where he specialized in arms control and legal issues. He practiced law for twelve years with the firm of O'Melveny & Myers, concentrating on regulatory and international matters.
Mr. Holum was educated at South Dakota's Northern State College, where he earned a B.S. in 1963. He was also awarded a J.D. with honors at George Washington University School of Law in 1970.
In his capacity as Under Secretary of State, Mr. Holum will serve as senior advisor to the President and the Secretary of State on arms control and nonproliferation issues.