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Nomination of Winston Lord To Be United States Ambassador to China

July 22, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Winston Lord, of New York, as Ambassador to the People's Republic of China. He would succeed Arthur W. Hummel, Jr.

Mr. Lord worked as a summer intern in the office of Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee in 1959. In 1961 he was a volunteer for the New York State Republican Committee, and from 1977 to the present, Mr. Lord has been president of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. He entered government service in 1962 as a Foreign Service officer in the Office of Congressional Relations. In 1962-1964 he served in the Office of Political-Military Affairs and then the Office of International Trade. In 1965 he became a member of the negotiating team and special assistant to the Chairman of the United States delegation to the Kennedy round of tariff negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1967 he was a member of the international security affairs, policy planning staff at the Department of Defense. In 1969-1973 he was a member, planning staff of the National Security Council, and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1973-1977 he served as director of the policy planning staff and top policy adviser on China in the Department of State. In 1983-1984 he was senior counselor of the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America.

Mr. Lord graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1959) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1960). He served in the United States Army in 1961. His foreign language is French. He is married to the former Bette Bao, and they have two children. He was born August 17, 1937, in New York.

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

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