Nomination of Brandon Hambright Grove, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Zaire
The President today announced his intention to nominate Brandon Hambright Grove, Jr., of the District of Columbia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Zaire. He would succeed Peter D. Constable.
Mr. Grove served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1958 as lieutenant. In 1959 he entered the Foreign Service as vice consul in Abidjan. In the Department he was staff assistant to the Under Secretary of State (1961-1962), and special assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management (1962-1963). He was special assistant to the Ambassador in New Delhi (1963-1965) and political officer in Berlin, United States Mission (1965-1969). In the Department he was Director of the Office of Panamanian Affairs (1969-1971), member of the Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy (1971-1972), and Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff (1972-1974). From 1974 to 1976, he was deputy chief of mission in Berlin, German Democratic Republic. In the Department he was Senior Foreign Service Inspector (1976-1978) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (1978-1980). From 1980 to 1983, he was consul general in Jerusalem.
Mr. Grove received his A.B. (1950) from Bard College and his M.P.A. (1952) from Princeton University. His foreign languages are French and German. He was born April 8, 1929, in Chicago, IL.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Brandon Hambright Grove, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Zaire Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/261554