THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES AVIS THAYER BOHLEN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY IN
THE BUREAU OF ARMS CONTROL AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Avis Thayer Bohlen to be Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Arms Control at the U.S. Department of State.
Ambassador Avis Thayer Bohlen, of the District of Columbia, most recently served as Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria from August 1996 to August 1999. Joining the Foreign Service in 1977, Ambassador Bohlen has held a variety of positions during her tenure. These include Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Canadian Affairs, Director of the Office of European Regional and Security Affairs, Director of the Office of Western European Affairs and Chief of the Arms Control and Strategic Affairs Unit in the Office of European and Regional Security Affairs. Ambassador Bohlen also participated in the U.S. Delegation to the Negotiations on Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction in Vienna.
Ambassador Bohlen received her B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1961 and her M.A. from Columbia University in 1965.
The Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of the Arms Control reports to the Secretary of State and assists in planning, formulation and execution of Department of State policies regarding nuclear arms control and disarmament issues.