Strategic Arms Limitation Talks Nomination of Herbert S. Okun for the Rank of Minister While Serving as State Department Representative to the Talks.
The President today announced the nomination of Herbert S. Okun, of Chevy Chase, Md., for the rank of Minister during his assignment as the State Department Representative to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.
Okun was born November 27, 1930, in New York City. He received an A.B. from Stanford University in 1951 and an M.P.A. from Harvard University in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954.
Okun joined the Foreign Service in 1955, and served in Munich, Moscow, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, and at the State Department. From 1969 to 1970, he was Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, and from 1970 to 1973, he was Alternate Director of the Office of Soviet Affairs at the State Department.
In 1971 and 1972, Okun was Deputy Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Talks on Prevention of Incidents at Sea. In 1973 and 1974, he was political adviser to the Commander in Chief of Allied Forces, Southern Europe. From 1975 to 1978, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Lisbon. Since earlier this year he has been the State Department Representative to SALT.
Jimmy Carter, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks Nomination of Herbert S. Okun for the Rank of Minister While Serving as State Department Representative to the Talks. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243679