The President today announced his intention to nominate John Thomas McCarthy, of New York, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon. He would succeed John Hubert Kelly.
Since 1985 Mr. McCarthy has been deputy chief of mission at the American Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. Prior to this, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, 1983-1985, and Director of the Office of Investment in the Economic Bureau, 1980-1983. In 1976 he was assigned to Brussels, Belgium, as trade officer at the U.S. Mission to the European Communities, followed by an assignment as economic counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels from 1978 to 1980. He was the European Community desk officer, 1973-1976, and attended Harvard University for Atlantic affairs training, 1972-1973. Mr. McCarthy was a political officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the Department of State, 1971-1972. In 1968 he attended the Foreign Service Institute for Thai language training, followed by a position as vice consul at the American consulate in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 1969-1971. Mr. McCarthy entered the Foreign Service in 1962.
Mr. McCarthy graduated from Manhattan College (B.A., 1961) and Harvard University (M.P.A., 1973). He was born December 27, 1939, in New York City. He is married, has three children, and resides in Brentwood, NY.