The President today announced that he will nominate Deane R. Hinton, of Chicago, Ill., to be an Assistant Secretary of State. He would replace Julius L. Katz, resigned, and his area of responsibility would be economic and business affairs.
Hinton has been United States Representative to the European Communities, with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, since 1975.
He was born March 12, 1923, in Missoula, Mont. He received an A.B. from the University of Chicago in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945.
Hinton joined the Foreign Service in 1946 and was posted in Damascus, Mombasa, Paris, and at the State Department. He was Chief of Overseas Development and the Finance Section at USEC in Brussels from 1958 to 1961. He attended the National War College in 1961-62.
From 1962 to 1963, Hinton was Chief of the Commodity Programming Division at the Bureau of Economic Affairs. From 1963 to 1967, he was Director of the Office of Atlantic Political-Economic Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs. From 1967 to 1971, he was Director of the USAID mission and counselor for economic affairs in Guatemala, then in Santiago.
From 1971 to 1973, Hinton was detailed to the White House as Deputy Executive Director of the Council on International Economic Policy. He was Ambassador to the Republic of Zaire from 1974 to 1975. In 1975 he served as senior adviser to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs.