The President today announced that he will nominate Melissa F. Wells, of Brewster, N.Y., to be Representative of the United States on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. In 1976 and 1977, Wells served as Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde.
She was born November 18, 1932, in Tallinn, Estonia. She received a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University in 1956.
From 1958 to 1961, Wells was an intelligence research specialist at the State Department. She served as political and consular officer in Port of Spain from 1961 to 1964, and as economic-commercial officer in Paris (OECD) from 1964 to 1966.
From 1966 to 1971, she was economic and commercial officer in London. She was a personnel officer at the State Department from 1971
to 1972 and an international economist in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs from 1972 to 1973.
Wells was detailed to the Department of Commerce from 1973 to 1975. In 1975 and 1976, she served as commercial officer in Brasilia, and in 1976 and 1977, she served as Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde.