The President today announced that he will nominate Charles W. Bray III, of Bethesda, Md, to be Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency. Bray is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.
He was born on October 24, 1933, in New York, N.Y. He received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1955 and took graduate studies at the Universite de Bordeaux on a Fulbright scholarship. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1956 to 1958.
Bray joined the Foreign Service in 1958 and served overseas in Cebu and Bangui. He received the AID Meritorious Honor Award in 1965 for his work on economic assistance in the Central African Republic.
After returning to Washington in 1965, he served in several positions in the State Department and took graduate studies in economics and systems analysis at the University of Maryland. He served as special assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary for Political Affairs in 1967 and 1968, and then as Deputy Director of the Office of West African Affairs and Director of Public Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs.
He served as Director of the State Department Office of Press Relations in 1971 and then became a Department spokesman and special assistant to the Secretary of State.
In 1974 Bray became Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, and in 1976 he became Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs.