The President today announced that he will nominate 0. Rudolph Aggrey, of Washington, D.C., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Romania. He would replace Harry G. Barnes, Jr., resigned.
Aggrey was born July 24, 1926, in Salisbury, N.C. He received a B.S. from Hampton Institute in 1946 and an M.S. from Syracuse University in 1948.
Aggrey was a publicity assistant for the United Negro College Fund of New York in 1947 and 1950. In 1948 and 1949, he was a newspaper reporter and correspondent, and in 1950 he was publicity director of Bennett College.
Aggrey joined the Foreign Service in 19,51 and served as information assistant and vice consul in Lagos until 1953. In 1953 and 1954, he was assistant public affairs officer in Lille, and from 1954 to 1957 he was youth activities officer in Paris. From 1957 to 1961, he was director of the American Cultural Center in Paris.
From 1961 to 1964, Aggrey was Deputy Public Affairs Adviser in the Bureau of African Affairs at the State Department. In 1964 65 he was a fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. From 1966 to 1968, he was deputy public affairs officer and first secretary in Kinshasa.
From 1968 to 1970, Aggrey was program manager for the Motion Picture-TV Service. From 1970 to 1973, he was Director of the Office of West African Affairs at the State Department. From 1973 until earlier this year, he was Ambassador to Senegal and the Gambia.