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European Office of the United Nations Nomination of William J. vanden Heuvel To Be the U.S. Representative.

June 16, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate William J. vanden Heuvel, of New York, N.Y., to be Representative of the United States to the European Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. Vanden Heuvel is a partner in the law firm of Stroock and Stroock and Lavan in New York.

He was born April 14, 1930, in Rochester, N.Y. He received a B.A. in 1950 from Cornell University and an LL.B. in 1952 from Cornell Law School.

From 1952 to 1957, vanden Heuvel was an associate in the law firm of Leisure, Newton and Irvin. In 1953 and 1954, he was executive assistant to Ambassador to Thailand William J. Donovan. In 1958 he served as special counsel to Gov. Averell Harriman.

From 1959 to 1961, vanden Heuvel was an associate in the law firm of Javits, Moore and Trubin. In 1963 and 1964, he was Special Assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. He served as Acting Regional Administrator for the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1964 and 1965.

Vanden Heuvel has been with Stroock and Stroock and Lavan since 1965. In 1967 he was vice president of the New York State Constitutional Convention. He served as chairman of the New York City Board of Correction from 1970 to 1973 and as chairman of the New York City Commission on State-City Relations from 1971 to 1973.

Vanden Heuvel is the author of several articles and coauthor of "On His Own: RFK, 1964-68" (1970). He is vice president of the International Rescue Committee, vice chairman of the International League for Human Rights, and a director of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund and of the Fortune Society.

Jimmy Carter, European Office of the United Nations Nomination of William J. vanden Heuvel To Be the U.S. Representative. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243773