Nomination of Monteagle Stearns To Be United States Ambassador to Greece
The President today announced his intention to nominate Monteagle Stearns to be Ambassador to Greece, vice Robert J. McCloskey, resigned.
Since 1979 Mr. Stearns has been vice president of the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. In 1976-79 he was Ambassador to the Republic of the Ivory Coast. In 1974-76 he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Athens. Mr. Stearns was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in 1973-74. In 1972-73 he attended the Bowie seminar at the Harvard University Center for International Affairs. In 1969-72 he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Vientiane and in 1967-69 served as political officer in London. In 1965-67 Mr. Stearns was special assistant to the Ambassador at Large in the Department of State. In 1963-65 he served as political officer in Leopoldville and in 1957-63 as political officer in Athens.
Mr. Stearns graduated from Columbia University (B.A., 1948). He is fluent in French and Greek.
Mr. Stearns is married, has six children, and resides in Pasadena, Calif. He was born December 5, 1924, in Cambridge, Mass.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Monteagle Stearns To Be United States Ambassador to Greece Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247573