The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard F. Staar to be Representative of the United States of America for Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiations, and his intention to nominate Mr. Staar for the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Jonathan Dean.
In 1949-50 Dr. Staar was an intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency and intelligence research specialist with the Department of State in 1951-54. He was library assistant at the University of Michigan in 1950-51. Dr. Staar was professor of political science at Harding College (1954-57), at Arkansas State College (1957-58), and Emory University (1959-69). In 1958-59 he was also chief of program analysis with Radio Free Europe in Munich, Germany. Since 1969 he has been principal associate director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
He is the author of "Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe; Poland 1944-1962," and coauthor of "Long Range Environmental Study of the Northern Tier of Eastern Europe in 1990-2000," and many articles and book reviews.
Dr. Staar graduated from Dickinson College (B.A., 1948), Yale University (M.A., 1949), and the University of Michigan (Ph. D., 1954). He is married, has two children, and resides in Stanford, Calif. He was born January 10, 1923, in Warsaw, Poland.