Nomination of Melvyn Levitsky To Be United States Ambassador to Bulgaria
The President today announced his intention to nominate Melvyn Levitsky to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bulgaria. He would succeed Robert L. Barry, resigned.
In 1963 Mr. Levitsky entered the Foreign Service and attended German language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was Foreign Service officer general in Frankfurt (1963-1965), consular and political officer in Belem, Brazil (1965-1967), and political officer in Brasilia (1967-1968). In the Department of State he was political officer for Brazil (1968-1969) and staff officer in the Executive Secretariat (1969-1971). In 1971-1972 Mr. Levitsky attended Russian language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was publication procurement officer (1972-1973) and political officer (1973-1975) in Moscow. In the Department he was officer in charge of U.S.-Soviet bilateral relations (1975-1978), Deputy Director (1978-1980), and Director (1980-1982) of the Office of United Nations Political Affairs. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs in 1982-1983. Since 1983 he has been on detail to the United States Information Agency as Deputy Director of the Voice of America.
Mr. Levitsky graduated from the University of Michigan (B.A., 1960) and the State University of Iowa (M.A., 1963). He attended the University of Chicago Law School in 1960-1961. He was born March 19, 1938, in Sioux City, IA. Mr. Levitsky is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Melvyn Levitsky To Be United States Ambassador to Bulgaria Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/261834