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Nomination of Ronald I. Spiers To Be United States Ambassador to Pakistan

July 31, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ronald I. Spiers, of Vermont, to be Ambassador to Pakistan. He would succeed Arthur W. Hummel, Jr., who has been named Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

In 1950-55 Mr. Spiers was foreign affairs analyst with the United States Atomic Energy Commission. In 1955 he came to the Department of State as foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. In 1957-61 he was officer in charge of disarmament affairs in the Office of the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State. He was Director of the Office of Political Affairs with the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in 1961-62. In the Department, in 1962-66 he was Deputy Director, then Director, of NATO Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs. He was counselor for political affairs in London in 1966-69 and Director of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs in the Department in 1969-73. In 1973-74 he was Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. He was Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister) in London in 1974-77 and in 1977-80, Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey. Since 1980 he has been Director of Intelligence and Research in the Department.

Mr. Spiers graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1948) and Princeton University (M.P.A., 1950). He served in the United States Navy in 1943-46. He is married, has four children, and resides in South Londonderry, Vt. He was born July 9, 1925, in Orange, N.J.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Ronald I. Spiers To Be United States Ambassador to Pakistan Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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