The President today announced that he will nominate Dick Clark, of Lamont, Iowa, to be Ambassador at Large and United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs.
Clark was born September 14, 1928, in Central City, Iowa. He received a B.A. from Upper Iowa University in 1953 and an M.A. from the State University of Iowa in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952.
From 1956 to 1959, Clark was a teaching assistant at the State University of Iowa, and from 1959 to 1965, he was an assistant professor of history at Upper Iowa University.
From 1965 to 1972, Clark was administrative assistant to Congressman John Culver. From 1973 to January 1979, he was U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. He was a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and chairman of its Subcommittee on African Affairs.