The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen W. Bosworth to be a member of the Board of the Panama Canal Commission. He would succeed John Alden Bushnell.
Mr. Bosworth has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs at the Department of State since 1981. He served as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia in 1979-1981. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Resources and Food Policy in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs in 1976. He was previously Director of the Office of Fuels and Energy in the Department of State.
Mr. Bosworth joined the Department of State in 1961. His overseas assignments include service as vice consul at the American Embassy in Panama (1962-1963); principal officer at the American Consulate in Colon, Panama (1963-1964); economic officer at the American Embassy in Madrid, Spain (1967-1971); and economic officer at the American Embassy in Paris, France (1971-1974). He also served as Panama desk officer at the Department of State in 1964-1966.
He graduated from Dartmouth College (B.A., 1961). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born December 4, 1939.