The President today announced that he will nominate George William Ashworth, of Oakton, Va., to be an Assistant Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA). He would replace Barry Blechman, resigned.
Ashworth has been Counselor and Chairman of the External Research Council at ACDA since 1979.
He was born March 28, 1938, in Washington, D.C. He received a B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1960.
From 1963 to 1967, Ashworth was with the Richmond Times-Dispatch as a reporter and copy editor. He was defense correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor from 1967 to 1972 and in 1969 was chief of their Saigon bureau. From 1972 to 1979, Ashworth was on the staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.