THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New York, New York) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 28, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RICHARD MONROE MILES AS U. S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The President announced today his intent to nominate Richard Monroe Miles to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria.
Mr. Richard Monroe Miles, of South Carolina, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. Mr. Miles has served most recently as Chief of Mission, Embassy Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro. In his 30-year career, Mr. Miles has served as Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy Moscow, and as Ambassador to Azerbaijan. He served in the U.S. Marine corps 1954-1957. Mr. Miles was Field Director of the South Carolina Voter Education Project 1964-1967. He held an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship 1983-1984, working with Senator Ernest F. Hollings of South Carolina. He was also a Fellow of Harvard University's Center for International Affairs 1987-1988.
Mr. Miles was educated at Bakersfield College, the University of California at Berkeley and Indiana University. He also attended the U.S. Army Russian Institute at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.