The President today announced his intention to nominate David C. Fields, of California, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Central African Republic. He succeeds Edmund DeJarnette.
Mr. Fields began his career in 1960 as an export negotiator for the international division of Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco, CA. In 1962-1965 he became an accountant for the Basalt Rock Go. in Napa, CA. From March to May, 1965, he was a sales representative for California-Western State Life Insurance Co. in San Rafael, and then became chief accountant for Thorsen Manufacturing Go. in Emeryville, CA, until 1967. Mr. Fields joined the Foreign Service in 1967 and was first assigned to our Embassy in Libreville, Gabon, as a budget officer. He served there until 1970, when he went to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, as administrative officer. From 1972 to 1973, he took university training at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, returning to the Department in 1973 as a budget officer in the Office of the Budget. In 1975 Mr. Fields was assigned as administrative officer in Tunis, Tunisia. In 1979 he became administrative counselor first in Islamabad, Pakistan, 1979-1980, and then at our Embassy in London from 1980 to 1984. Since 1984 he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary for Security in the Department.
Mr. Fields graduated from Armstrong College (B.A., 1960). He is married and has two children. He was born January 13, 1937, in San Pedro, CA.