The President today announced his intention to nominate Adrian A. Basora, of New Hampshire, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic. He would succeed Shirley Temple Black.
Currently Mr. Basora serves as a senior research associate at the Center for the Study of Foreign Affairs of the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, VA. Prior to this, he served as Director of European and Soviet Affairs for the National Security Council in Washington, DC, 1989 - 91; and as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain, 1986 - 89. From 1983 to 1986, he served as a Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France.
Mr. Basora graduated from Fordham University (A.B., 1960) and Princeton University (M.P.A., 1962). He was born July 18, 1938, in New York, NY. Mr. Basora is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC.