The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Wayne Bogosian, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Chad. He would succeed Robert L. Pugh.
Since 1988 Mr. Bogosian has served as Director of the Office of Monetary Affairs at the Department of State. Prior to this, he served in the following positions at the Department of State: as Ambassador to Niger, 1985 - 1988; Director of East African Affairs, 1982 - 1985; chief of the aviation negotiations division, 1979 - 1982; Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, 1976 - 1979; and chief of the economic section at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, 1972 - 1976. In addition, he has served at the Foreign Service Institute for Economics, 1972; in the Bureau for Intelligence and Research at the Department of State, 1969 - 1971; in the Bureau of Near East and South Asian Affairs at the Department of State, 1968 - 1969; as vice consul for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, 1966 - 1968; at the Foreign Service Institute, 1965; at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, 1963 - 1965; in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs at the Department of State, 1963; and at the Foreign Service Institute, 1962 - 1963. Mr. Bogosian entered the Foreign Service in 1962.
Mr. Bogosian graduated from Tufts College (A.B., 1959) and the University of Chicago (J.D., 1962). He was born July 18, 1937, in Boston, MA. Mr. Bogosian is married, has three children, and resides in Gaithersburg, MD.