The President today announced his intention to nominate David C. Jordan, of Virginia, as Ambassador to Peru. He would succeed Frank V. Ortiz, Jr., who was recently appointed to be Ambassador to Argentina. Mr. Jordan was a teaching assistant at the University of Pennsylvania in 1961-1962 and an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University in 1964-1965. Since 1965 he has been with the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., serving as assistant professor (1965-1968); associate professor (1968-1972); and professor (since 1972). He also served as chairman of the department of government and foreign relations in 1969-1977. He was an instructor at San Marcos University (Peru) in 1961; at the University of La Plata (Argentina) in 1975; at the University of Salvador (Argentina) in 1975; and served as visiting professor at the University of Chile in 1982.
Mr. Jordan graduated from Harvard University (A.B., 1957), the University of Virginia (LL.B., 1960), and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 1964). His foreign language is fluent Spanish. He was born April 30, 1935, in Chicago, Ill.