The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Fairbanks, of the District of Columbia, for the rank of Ambassador while serving as Special Adviser to the Secretary of State. He will become fully involved in the Middle East peace initiative.
Mr. Fairbanks served in the United States Navy in 1962-1966. He was an associate attorney with Arnold and Porter, Washington, D.C., in 1969-1971 and founding partner of Beveridge, Fairbanks and Diamond, Washington, D.C., in 1974-1981. In 1971 he was special assistant to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He was with the President's Director for Natural Resources, Energy and Environment in 1972-1974. In 1974-1977 he was a member of the Citizen's Advisory Council on Environmental Quality. In 1981-1982 he was Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations. Since 1982 he has been Special Adviser to the Secretary of State with the personal rank of Ambassador.
He graduated from Yale University (A.B., 1962) and the Columbia University Law School (.I.D., 1969). He was born February 10, 1941, in Indianapolis, Ind.