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Nomination of Elliott Abrams To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation

June 25, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Elliott Abrams to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring September 20, 1990. He would succeed Langhorne A. Motley.

He is an Assistant Secretary of State-designate (Bureau of Inter-American Affairs). He has been serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs since 1981. Previously he was Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations. Before assuming his post at the State Department, he was an attorney with the law firm of Verner, Lipfert, Bernhard and McPherson of Washington, DC, in 1979-1981. He was special counsel to Senator Daniel Moynihan (D-NY) in 1977-1979. In 1973-1975 he was an attorney with the firm of Breed, Abbott and Morgan of Boston, MA.

Mr. Abrams graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1969), the London School of Economics (M.Sc., 1970), and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1973). He is married and resides in Washington, DC. He was born January 24, 1948, in New York, NY.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Elliott Abrams To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259416