The President today announced his intention to nominate Nicholas A. Veliotes to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs).
Mr. Veliotes is a Career Minister. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State, in 1977-78. In 1976-77 he was Deputy Director, Policy Planning Staff, and Special Assistant for Employee-Management Relations, Bureau of Personnel, in 1975-76.
Mr. Veliotes was Deputy Chief of Mission in Tel Aviv in 1973-75; Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State in 1970-73; international relations officer, African regional affairs; chief, political section in Vientiane in 1966-69; political officer in New Delhi in 1964-66; foreign affairs officer, Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs in 1962-64; international relations officer, executive secretariat staff; economic/general services officer in Rome in 1957-60; and consular/administrative officer in Naples in 1955-57.
Mr. Veliotes was graduated from the University of California (B.A., 1952; M.A., 1954). He resides in Amman, Jordan, and was born in Oakland, Calif., on October 28, 1928.