The President today announced that he will nominate David T. Schneider, of Bethesda, Md., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the People's Republic of Bangladesh. He would replace Edward E. Masters, transferred.
Schneider was born November 20, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1943 to 1945.
From 1947 to 1949, Schneider was a personnel methods analyst for the Federal Security Agency, and in 1949 he was an intelligence specialist for the Air Force. From 1950 to 1953, he was consular, political, and administrative officer in Karachi.
From 1953 to 1955, Schneider was consular officer in Asmara. He took Hindi language and area training in 1955-56 and served as political officer in Bombay from 1956 to 1958. From 1958 to 1962, he was chief of the political section in New Delhi.
From 1962 to 1966, Schneider was officer in charge of India, Ceylon, and Nepal affairs at the State Department. He attended the National War College in 1966-67 and served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Rawalpindi in 1967 and 1968.