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George Bush: 1989-93
Nomination of Thomas W. Simons, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Poland
May 23rd, 1990

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas W. Simons, Jr., of the District of Columbia, 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 Poland. He would succeed John R. Davis, Jr.

Currently Dr. Simons is diplomat-in-residence, visiting scholar, and adjunct professor of history at Brown University in Providence, RI. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs; member of senior seminar in foreign policy, 1985 - 1986; Director for Soviet Union Affairs at the Department of State, 1981 - 1985; Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom, 1979 - 1981; Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania, 1977 - 1979; and chief of the external reporting unit in the political section of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, 1975 - 1977. In addition, Dr. Simons served as a member of the policy planning staff, 1974 - 1975; international relations officer (MBFR and CSCE) in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs at the Department of State, 1972 - 1974; council on foreign relations international fellow at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, CA, 1971 - 1972; political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, 1969 - 1971; consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, 1968 - 1969; Polish language training, 1967 - 1968; and secretary of delegation and technical secretary for the U.S. delegation to the 6th round of trade negotiations in the GATT, 1964 - 1967.

Dr. Simons graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1958) and Harvard University (M.A., 1959; Ph.D., 1963). He was born September 4, 1938, in Crosby, MN. Dr. Simons is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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