THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PATRICK FRANCIS KENNEDY AS U.S. REPRESENTATIVE
TO THE EUROPEAN OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS, WITH THE RANK OF AMBASSADOR The President announced today his intent to nominate Patrick
Francis Kennedy to be Representative of the United States of America to the European Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.
Mr. Patrick Kennedy, of Chicago, Illinois, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister. He is currently serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Administration, a position he has held since May, 1993. During this period he has also served as Acting Under Secretary for Management from September 1996 to August 1997, as Acting Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security from March to August 1998, and as Reorganization Coordinator for the integration of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) and United States Information Agency (USIA) into the Department of State. He has previously held other management and administrative positions in both Washington and overseas.
Mr. Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and attended the Department of State's Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy. He speaks French.