The President today announced his intention to nominate Parker W. Borg to be United States Ambassador to the Republic of Mali, vice Anne F. Holloway, resigned.
Mr. Borg was a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching English in the Philippines in 1961-63. He entered the Foreign Service in 1965 as Foreign Service officer-general in Kuala Lumpur. In 1967-70 he was on detail to the Agency for International Development with the CORDS program in Vietnam. In the Department he was staff officer in the Executive Secretariat (1972-74), Special Assistant to the Director General of the Foreign Service (1972-74), and Special Assistant to the Secretary of State (1974-75). He was principal officer in Lubumbashi in 1976-78. In 1978-79 he was on detail to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, N.Y.
Since 1979 he has been director of the Office of West African Affairs in the Department.
Mr. Borg graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1961) and Cornell University (M.P.A., 1965). His languages are French, Vietnamese, and Malay. He received the Department's Superior Honor Award in 1978. Mr. Borg resides in Washington, D.C. He was born May 25, 1939, in Minneapolis, Minn.