The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Thomas McCormack to be Under Secretary of State for Economic and Agricultural Affairs. He would succeed Allen Wallis.
Since 1985 Ambassador McCormack has been the Permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization of American States. Prior to this he was Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, 1983 - 1985. He has also served as a Consultant on International Economics at the Department of State, 1981 - 1982.
Ambassador McCormack graduated from Georgetown University (M.A., 1963) and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland (Ph.D., 1971). He was born March 6, 1941, in Bradford, PA. He is married and has two children.