UNESCO Nomination of Esteban E. Torres for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as U.S. Permanent Representative,
The President today announced that he will nominate Esteban E. Torres, of Falls Church, Va., for the rank of Ambassador during his assignment as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris. He would replace William B. Jones, who is being transferred to another post.
Torres was born January 27, 1930, in Miami, Ariz. He has attended California State University at Los Angeles, American University, and the University of Maryland. He served in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1953.
Since 1963 Torres has been with the United Automobile Workers of America, serving as international representative (1963), inter-American representative (1964-68), executive director of the Community Development Corporation of the East Los Angeles Community Union (on loan from 1968 to 1974), and assistant to the President (since 1974).
Torres has 'also served as a consultant to the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment and as a member of the National Citizens Commission for Public Broadcasting. He has been a member of the National Center for Community Economic Development and the International Development Conference and is former president of the Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center of Los Angeles.
Jimmy Carter, UNESCO Nomination of Esteban E. Torres for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as U.S. Permanent Representative, Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/241579