The President announced today that he will nominate Frederic L. Chapin, of North Brunswick Township, N.J., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Ethiopia. He would replace Arthur W. Hummel, Jr., who resigned to take another post at the State Department.
Chapin was born July 13, 1929, in New York City. He received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1950.
From 1950 to 1952, Chapin was an economic officer with the Economic Cooperation Administration and Mutual Security Agency in Paris. From 1952 to 1956, he was economic officer in Vienna, and from 1956 to 1959, he was an international relations officer at the State Department.
Chapin was political-labor officer in Managua from 1959 to 1961, and charge d'affaires, then deputy chief of mission, in Fort Lamy in 1961 and 1962. In 1962 and 1963, he was a foreign affairs officer, then officer in charge of political affairs, at the State Department.
From 1963 to 1965, Chapin was special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. From 1965 to 1968, he was on detail to AID as Deputy Executive Secretary. In 1968, he was a foreign service inspector, and in 1968 and 1969, he was Country Director for Chile-Bolivia. In 1969 and 1970, he was State Department coordinator of visits to Latin America by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.
From 1970 to 1972, Chapin was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. Since 1972 he has been Consul General in Sao Paulo.