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• Jimmy Carter
U.S. Representative to the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament Nomination of Adrian S. Fisher for the Rank of Ambassador
May 13, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Adrian S. Fisher, of Washington, D.C., for the rank of Ambassador while serving as the U.S. Representative to the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament. Fisher was Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law at Georgetown University Law Center from 1975 to 1977.

Fisher was born January 21, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn. He received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1934 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1937. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1946.

Fisher was vice president and counsel of the Washington Post Company from 1955 to 1960. He served as Deputy Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1961 to 1969, and as deputy to Ambassador Averill Harriman in Moscow during 1963. From 1969 to 1975 he was dean of Georgetown University Law Center.

Citation: Jimmy Carter: "U.S. Representative to the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament Nomination of Adrian S. Fisher for the Rank of Ambassador", May 13, 1977. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=7508.
 
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