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, to be Ambassador to Switzerland. She would succeed Richard David Vine.
Mrs. Whittlesey was a substitute teacher in the Philadelphia School District of Pennsylvania in 1962-64. She was with the Pennsylvania Department of Justice as special assistant attorney general (1964-65) and as special assistant attorney general in the Department of Public Welfare (1967-70). In 1965 she was law clerk to the Honorable Francis L. Van Dusen of the United States District Court (Eastern District of Pennsylvania). In 1972-76 she served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Since 1976 she has been a member of the Delaware County Council in Media, Pa. Also, since 1980 she has been an attorney in the law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen of Philadelphia.
Mr. Whittlesey graduated from Wells College (B.A., 1960) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1963). In 1962 she attended the Academy of International Law at The Hague, Netherlands. Mrs. Whittlesey is a widow and has three children. She resides in Hayerford, Pa., and was born February 21, 1939, in Jersey City, N.J.
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/247119