The President today announced his intention to nominate Jon David Glassman, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Paraguay. He would succeed Timothy Lathrop Towell.
Since 1990 Dr. Glassman has served as Assistant to the Vice President at the White House in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs, 1989 - 1990. Dr. Glassman has served as Charge d'Affaires for the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, 1987 - 1989. In addition, he served at the Department of State in several capacities: country director for Australia and New Zealand affairs, 1984 - 1986; senior adviser to the President's Special Representative for Central American Negotiations, 1983 - 1984; senior member of the Policy Planning Staff for Latin America and East Asia, 1981 - 1983; first secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, 1979 - 1981; deputy chief for U.S. interests section in Havana, Cuba, 1977 - 1979; international relations officer for the Soviet desk at the Department of State, 1975 - 1977; and as an international relations officer for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1974 - 1975. Dr. Glassman also served as a fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations at Harvard University, 1973 - 1974; second secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, 1971 - 1973; and as third secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, 1968 - 1970.
Dr. Glassman graduated from the University of Southern California (B.F.S., 1965) and Columbia University (M.A., 1968; Ph.D., 1976). He was born January 8, 1944, in New York, NY. Dr. Glassman is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.