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Law of the Sea Conference Appointment of George H. Aldrich as Deputy Special Representative of the President and Deputy Chief of the U.S. Delegation.

September 26, 1977

The President today announced that he will appoint George H. Aldrich, of Alexandria, Va., to be Deputy Special Representative of the President for the Law of the Sea 'Conference and Deputy Chief of the Delegation. Aldrich replaces John N. Moore, resigned.

Aldrich was born February 25, 1932, in St. Louis, Mo. He received a B.A. from De Pauw University in 1954 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1957.

In 1959 and 1960, he was an 'attorney in the Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Navy, and from 1960 to 1963 he was an attorney in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs at the Defense Department.

From 1963 to 1965, Aldrich was legal adviser to the U.S. Delegation to the North Atlantic Council in Paris. From 1965 to 1969, he was assistant legal adviser for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the State Department. Since 1969 he has been deputy legal adviser of the Department of State.

Aldrich was head of the U.S. Delegation to the Fourth Session of the Diplomatic Conference on the Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts, held at Geneva in 1977, and of the U.S. Delegation to the Conference of Government Experts on Possible Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons, held in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1976.

Aldrich was legal adviser to Dr. Henry Kissinger for the Vietnam negotiations in Paris in 1972 and 1973, and principal drafter of the Protocols to the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring the Peace in Viet Nam. He was Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the 1971 and 1972 Geneva Conferences of Government Experts on International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts, and to the 1974, 1975, and 1976 Diplomatic Conferences on the same subject.

Jimmy Carter, Law of the Sea Conference Appointment of George H. Aldrich as Deputy Special Representative of the President and Deputy Chief of the U.S. Delegation. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242414

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