THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WILLIAM B. TAYLOR FOR RANK OF AMBASSADOR AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The President today announced his intent to nominate William B. Taylor, Jr. for the Rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Coordinator for the U.S. Assistance to the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union.
Mr. William B. Taylor, Jr., of Arlington, Virginia, is now serving as the Coordinator of Assistance to the New Independent States at the Department of State. He has performed various duties in this office since 1992, including service as Deputy Coordinator from 1995 to 1998. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Taylor served as Special Deputy Defense Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to NATO in Brussels, Belgium, Legislative Assistant to Senator Bill Bradley, and Director of Emergency Preparedness Policy at the Department of Energy.
He received a B.S. in General Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a MPP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army in Germany and Vietnam.