Strategic Arms Limitation Talks Designation of Ambassador Ralph Earle II as Chairman of the U.S. Delegation.
The President announced today that Ambassador Ralph Earle II, who has been serving as Alternate Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), will become Chairman of the Delegation upon the resignation of Paul C. Warnke, effective October 31, 1978.
Earle was born September 26, 1928, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1950 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952.
Earle practiced law with the firm of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius in Philadelphia from 1956 to 1968, as an associate and then a partner. In 1968 and 1969, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.
From 1969 to 1972, Earle was Defense Advisor to the U.S. Mission to NATO. In 1972 and 1973, he was a consultant for SALT in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He was the ACDA Representative on the U.S. Delegation to SALT from 1973 until May 11, 1977, when he became Alternate Chairman of the U.S. Delegation.
Jimmy Carter, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks Designation of Ambassador Ralph Earle II as Chairman of the U.S. Delegation. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243573