The President today announced that he will nominate Patricia M. Byrne, of South Euclid, Ohio, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma. She world replace Maurice Bean, resigned. Byrne has been Ambassador to the Republic of Mall since 1976.
She was born June 1, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio. She received an A.B. from Vassar College in 1946 and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in 1947.
Byrne joined the Foreign Service in 1949 and was posted in Athens, Saigon, Izmir, Ankara, and at the State Department. She was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the 1961-62 Geneva Conference on Laos, and was political officer in Vientiane from 1962 to 1963.
She was at the State Department from 1964 to 1968 in positions including Chief for East Asia Personnel and Special Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary for Administration. In 1968-69 she attended the National War College.
From 1969 to 1972, Byrne was political officer in Paris for Asian affairs, and from 1972 to 1975, she was Deputy Chief of Mission in Colombo. In 1975-76 she took the senior seminar in foreign policy at the Foreign Service Institute.