The President today announced that he will nominate John D. Negroponte, of New York, for the rank of Ambassador, which would pertain when he is representing the United States at international conferences and meetings on fish and wildlife matters. Negroponte is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries Affairs.
Negroponte was born July 21, 1939, in England. He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1960. He joined the Foreign Service in 1960, serving as consular officer in Hong Kong in 1960 and 1961, and commercial officer in Hong Kong from 1961 to 1963.
In 1963 he was an administrative assistant in the Bureau of African Affairs, and in 1963-64 he took Vietnamese language training at the Foreign Service Institute. From 1964 to 1968, he was political officer in Saigon. In 1968 and 1969, he was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Paris peace talks.
Negroponte was detailed to Stanford University in 1969-70, and in 1970 he served as political officer at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. From 1970 to 1973, he was a staff officer on the National Security Council, and in 1973 he took Spanish language training at the Foreign Service Institute.
From 1973 to 1975, Negroponte was political officer in Quito, and from 1975 to 1977 he was Consul General in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 1977 he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries Affairs.