The President today announced that he will nominate Maurice D. Bean, of Los Angeles, Calif., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma. He would replace David L. Osborn.
Bean was born September 9, 1928, in Gary, Ind. He received a B.A. from Howard University in 1950 and an M.A. from Haverford College in 1954.
He was with the Economic Cooperation Administration from 1951 to 1956, serving as a clerk in Djakarta, as assistant program officer, and as program analyst. He served as an international relations officer with the International Cooperation Administration from 1956 to 1959, and as assistant program officer in Bangkok from 1959 to 1961.
Bean served with the Peace Corps from 1961 to 1966 as Associate Director for Development and Operations, then Deputy Regional Director, then Peace Corps Representative in Manila.
He joined the Foreign Service in 1966, serving as country director for Malaysia-Singapore from 1966 to 1970. In 1970-71 he attended the senior seminar in foreign policy at the Foreign Service Institute. He was principal officer in Ibadan from 1971 to 1974, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Monrovia from 1974 to 1976. Since 1976 he has been a senior Foreign Service inspector.