The President today announced that he will nominate Arthur J. Goldberg, of Washington, D.C., to be Ambassador at Large and U.S. Representative to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) and Chairman of the U.S. delegation to the CSCE.
Goldberg was born August 8, 1908, in Chicago. He received a B.S.L. in 1929 and a J.D. in 1930 from Northwestern University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1944 as captain, then major.
Goldberg was senior partner of his own law firm in Chicago from 1933 to 1961. From 1948 to 1955, he was general counsel of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), and from 1948 to 1961 he was general counsel of the United Steelworkers of America. From 1952 to 1961, he was also senior partner in a Washington law firm.
In 1961 and 1962, Goldberg was Secretary of Labor. From 1962 to 1965, he was a Justice of the United States Supreme Court. From 1965 to 1968, he was U.S. Representative to the United Nations and U.S. Representative in the Security Council of the United Nations. From 1968 to 1971, he was senior partner in a New York law firm.
Since 1971 Goldberg has practiced law in Washington. He has served on the President's Committee on Youth Employment, the President's Advisory Committee on Labor-Management Policy, and the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity. He is former Chairman of the President's Committee on Migratory Labor.
Goldberg is the author of "AFL-CIO: Labor United" (1956), "Defenses of Freedom" (1966), "Equal Justice: The Warren Era of the Supreme Court" (1972), and numerous articles.