The President today announced that he will nominate Richard David Vine, of Santa Rosa, Calif., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Switzerland. He would replace Marvin Warner, who has resigned.
Vine has been Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs since 1977.
He was born December 10, 1925, in New York City. He received a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University in 1949 and an M.A. from Yale University in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946.
Vine joined the State Department in 1948 and was posted in Bonn, Tel Aviv, and Paris. From 1960 to 1963, he was officer in charge of European integration affairs at the State Department, and from 1963 to 1965, he was political officer in Bonn. From 1965 to 1969, he was counselor for political affairs in Brussels (USEC).
From 1969 to 1972, Vine was Deputy Chief of Mission in Bern. From 1972 to 1974, he was Director of Western European Affairs at the State Department, and from 1972 to 1977, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs.