The President today announced his intention to nominate Christopher H. Phillips to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Brunei Darussalam. He would succeed Thomas C. Ferguson.
Mr. Phillips retired in 1986. He has served as president of the U.S.-China Business Council since 1973. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador, 1970 - 1973.
Mr. Phillips graduated from Harvard University in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946. Mr. Phillips was born December 6, 1920, in the American Legation, The Hague. He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.