THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Yulee, Florida) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 27, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES THOMAS J. MILLER AS AMBASSADOR TO BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
The President announced today his intent to nominate Thomas J. Miller to be Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Thomas J. Miller, of Springfield, Virginia, is a Career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. Ambassador Miller has been the Department of State's Special Negotiator since August 1997, and he was confirmed by the Senate in November 1997 for rank of Ambassador during his tenure as the Special Negotiator. He came to this position after serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Athens, Greece, from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, Ambassador Miller was Director of the Office of Israeli and Arab-Israeli Affairs. Ambassador Miller also served as Director of the Office of Maghred Affairs and earlier headed the Office of Regional Affairs under the Ambassador at Large for Counterterrorism. He has also worked extensively on Middle East issues.
Ambassador Miller received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. He and his wife, Bonnie Stern Miller, have two children, Julie and Eric.