The President today announced that he will nominate Nancy V. Rawls, of Belair, Fla., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of the Ivory Coast. She would replace Monteagle Stearns, resigned.
Rawls has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Personnel since 1978.
She was born January 24, 1926, in Clearwater, Fla. She received an A.B. from Shorter College in 1947.
Rawls began her career at the State Department as a clerk in 1947 and then served as administrative assistant in Vienna and consular officer in Hamburg, then Montreal. In 1957-58 she took economic studies at the University of Wisconsin, and from 1958 to 1960, she was a foreign affairs officer at the State Department.
Rawls served as economic officer in Hamburg from 1960 to 1963, supervisory commercial officer in Monrovia from 1963 to 1967, and economic and commercial officer in Nairobi from 1967 to 1970. She attended the National War College in 1970-71.
From 1971 to 1974, Rawls was Director of the Policy Planning Staff of the Bureau of African Affairs. From 1974 to 1976, she was Ambassador to the Republic of Togo. From 1976 to 1977, she was Alternate Representative of the U.S. for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations. From 1977 to 1978, she was a Foreign Service inspector at the State Department.