The President today announced that he will nominate Adolph Dubs, of Sumner, Md., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Afghanistan. He would replace Theodore L. Eliot, Jr., who is being assigned to the State Department as Inspector General of the Foreign Service.
Dubs was born August 4, 1920, in Chicago. He received a B.A. from Beloit College in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946.
Dubs joined the Foreign Service in 1949 and was posted in Frankfurt, Monrovia, and Ottawa. From 1957 to 1959, he took Russian language training and area studies at the State Department and at Harvard. From 1959 to 1961, he was an international relations officer at the State Department.
From 1961 to 1963, Dubs was political officer in Moscow, and in 1963-64, he attended the National War College. From 1964 to 1968, he was chief of political section, then counselor of political affairs, in Belgrade.
In 1968 and 1969, Dubs was Acting Director of Soviet Union Affairs at the State Department, and from 1969 to 1971, he was Country Director for Soviet Union Affairs. In 1971-72, he attended the Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy.
From 1972 to 1974, Dubs was Deputy Chief of Mission in Moscow. In 1974-75, he was diplomat in residence at Southwestern at Memphis. Since 1975 he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs.