The President today announced that he is designating Peter R. Rosenblatt, of New York, as his Personal Representative to conduct negotiations on the future political status of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Rosenblatt will also be nominated for the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Franklin Haydn Williams.
Rosenblatt was born September 4, 1933, in New York City. He received a B.A. from Yale College in 1954 and an LL.B. (J.D.) from Yale University Law School in 1957.
Rosenblatt was assistant district attorney of New York County from 1959 to 1962. From 1962 to 1966, he was an associate with the New York law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. He served as Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Near East and South Asia at AID in 1966, and from 1966 to 1968 was assistant to Special Assistant to the President Robert W. Komer.
In 1968 and 1969, Rosenblatt was Judicial Officer and Chairman of the Board of Contract Appeals at the U.S. Post Office Department. From 1969 to 1971, he was corporate vice president and director of Electronic Data Processing Technology, Inc., and chairman of International Development Services, Inc.
Rosenblatt was special consultant on political and foreign policy to Senator Edmund S. Muskie from 1970 to 1972, during his Presidential campaign. Since 1972 he has been in private law practice.