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Ambassador at Large Nomination of Henry David Owen.

October 03, 1978

The President today announced that he will nominate Henry David Owen, of Washington, D.C., to be Ambassador at Large for economic summit affairs.

As U.S. Representative to the International Summit Preparatory Group, Owen will represent the President in international preparations for economic summit meetings and in international followup on these meetings. In order to discharge these duties, Owen will coordinate U.S. Government preparation and followup on summit agenda issues for the Secretary of State and in conjunction with other departments and the National Security Council.

Owen was born August 26, 1920, in New York City. He received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946.

From 1946 to 1955, Owen was an economist at the State Department. In 1955 he became a member of the Policy Planning Staff at State. From 1962 to 1966, Owen served as Deputy Counselor and Vice Chairman of the Department's Policy Planning Council. From 1966 to 1969, he was Chairman of the Policy Planning Council.

From 1969 to 1978, Owen was director of foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution. In 1976 he was appointed a part-time consultant to the U.S. Government for economic summit affairs.

Owen is the author of numerous articles and publications. He is the editor of "The Next Phase of U.S. Foreign Policy" and coeditor (with Charles Schultze) of "Setting National Priorities."

Jimmy Carter, Ambassador at Large Nomination of Henry David Owen. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243738

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