Nomination of Faith Ryan Whittlesey To Be United States Ambassador to Switzerland
The President today announced his intention to nominate Faith Ryan Whittlesey, of Pennsylvania, as Ambassador to Switzerland. She would succeed John Davis Lodge.
Mrs. Whittlesey was a substitute teacher in the Philadelphia School District in Pennsylvania in 1962-1964. She was with the Pennsylvania Department of Justice as special assistant attorney general (1964-1965) and as special assistant attorney general in the Department of Public Welfare (1967-1970). In 1965 she was law clerk to the Honorable Francis L. Van Dusen of the United States District Court (Eastern District of Pennsylvania). In 1972-1976 she was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving on the committees of judiciary, consumer protection, education, health and welfare, and urban affairs. She was a member of the Delaware County Council in Media, PA, in 1980-1981 having been elected as chairman and vice chairman (1976-1981). She was an attorney in the law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen of Philadelphia (1980-1981). Mrs. Whittlesey served as Ambassador to Switzerland in 1981-1983. And from 1983 to the present, she has been Assistant to the President for Public Liaison.
Mrs. Whittlesey graduated cum laude (B.A.) in 1960 from Wells College and received her J.D. in 1963 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In 1962 she attended the Academy of International Law at The Hague, Netherlands. She has three children and resides in Washington, DC. She was born February 21, 1939, in Jersey City, NJ.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Faith Ryan Whittlesey To Be United States Ambassador to Switzerland Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259203