Department of State Nomination of Harold H. Saunders To Be an Assistant Secretary.
The President today announced that he will nominate Harold H. Saunders, of Falls Church, Va., to be Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. He would replace Alfred Atherton, who is being nominated to be Ambassador at Large.
Saunders was born December 27, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pa. He received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1952 and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1956. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1959.
From 1959 to 1961, Saunders was a lecturer at George Washington University and an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency. From 1961 to 1974, he was a member of the National Security Council senior staff, and from 1963 to 1965, he lectured at George Washington University again.
In 1974 and 1975, Saunders was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. Since 1975 he has been Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the State Department.
Jimmy Carter, Department of State Nomination of Harold H. Saunders To Be an Assistant Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244587