The President today announced that he will nominate Albert W. Sherer, Jr., of Greenwich, Conn., for the rank of Ambassador while serving as the Head of the U.S. delegation to the preparatory meeting in Belgrade of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) and as Head of the delegation's working group at the main CSCE meeting in the autumn.
Sherer was born January 19, 1916, in Wheaton, Ill. He received a B.A. in 1938 from Yale University and an LL.B. in 1941 from Harvard University. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1941 to 1945.
From 1946 to 1949, Sherer was commercial officer in Tangier, and he was temporarily detailed to Casablanca as consular and legal officer in 1947 and 1948. From 1949 to 1951, he was political officer in Budapest.
From 1951 to 1955, Sherer was Romanian desk officer in the Office of Eastern European Affairs at the State Department. He was political officer in Prague from 1955 to 1957 and officer in charge of Polish, Baltic, and Czech Affairs in the office of Eastern European Affairs from 1957 to 1960.
In 1960-61 Sherer attended the Bowie Seminar for International Affairs at Harvard University. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Warsaw from 1961 to 1966, and Ambassador to Togo from 1967 to 1970. In 1968 and 1969, he was also accredited as Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea.
Sherer was Ambassador to Guinea from 1970 to 1972, and Ambassador to the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic from 1972 to 1975. In 1974 and 1975, he was Chief of the U.S. delegation to CSCE.
From 1975 to 1977, Sherer was Deputy Representative of the United States in the Security Council of the United Nations. In 1975 he served as Alternate U.S. Representative to the Seventh Special Session and the Thirtieth Session of the U.N. General Assembly, and in 1976 he served as Alternate U.S. Representative to the Thirty-first Session of the General Assembly. Since 1977 he has been Head of the U.S. delegation to the preparatory meeting in Belgrade of CSCE.