The President today announced his intention to nominate Dean E. Fischer, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Public Affairs). He would succeed William J. Dyess, who is resigning.
Mr. Fischer was a reporter with the Des Moines Register of Des Moines, Iowa, from 1960 to 1964. From 1964 to 1981, he has been with Time magazine, first as correspondent and most recently as news editor of the Washington bureau.
Since 1981 he has been Spokesman of the Department of State.
Mr. Fischer received his B.A. in 1958 from Monmouth College and M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1960. In 1959 he attended the University of Calcutta (India). He is married to the the former Marina Farwagi and has four children.