The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard J. Bloomfield, of Derby, Conn., as Ambassador to Portugal. He would succeed Frank C. Carlucci.
Bloomfield, 50, received a B.S.F.S. in 1950 from Georgetown University and an M.P.A. in 1960 from Harvard University. He served from 1945-46 in the United States Coast Guard and from 1950-51 in the United States Air Force.
He entered the Foreign Service in 1952 and has served in La Paz, Salzburg, Monterrey, and Montevideo. He was Deputy Director, Office of Regional Economic Policy, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs from 1965-67; he was Country Director for Ecuador-Peru in 1967-68; and he was economic counselor and Associate Director, AID, in Rio de Janeiro from 1968-71. He was a fellow at Harvard University Center for International Affairs in 1971-72, and from 1973-76, he was Director, Office of Policy Planning and Coordination, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. Since 1976 he has been Ambassador to Ecuador.