Department of State Nomination of David D. Newsom To Be Under Secretary for Political Affairs.
The President today announced that he will nominate David D. Newsom, of Berkeley, Calif., to be Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He would replace Philip C. Habib, whose resignation the President accepted today.
Newsom was born January 6, 1918, in Richmond, Calif. He received an A.B. from the University of California in 1938 and an M.S. from Columbia University in 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946.
Newsom was a newspaper reporter from 1938 to 1941, and was publisher of the Walnut Creek (Calif.) Courier-Journal in 1946 and 1947. He joined the Foreign Service in 1947 and served as information officer in Karachi from 1948 to 1950.
Newsom was visa officer in Oslo from 1950 to 1951, and public affairs officer in Baghdad from 1951 to 1955. He was officer in charge of Arabian Peninsula affairs at the State Department from 1956 to 1959.
From 1960 to 1962, Newsom was political officer in London. From 1962 to 1965, he was Deputy Director, then Director, of the Office of Northern African Affairs at State.
From 1965 to 1969, Newsom was Ambassador to Libya. He was Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1969 to 1974. From 1974 to 1977, he was Ambassador to Indonesia, and since 1977 he has been Ambassador to the Philippines.
Jimmy Carter, Department of State Nomination of David D. Newsom To Be Under Secretary for Political Affairs. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244828