United Nations Economic and Social Council Appointment of James E. Baker and Ruth S. Morgenthau to Positions on the Council.
The President today announced the appointment of James E. Baker as Deputy Representative of the United States on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, and Ruth S. Morgenthau as Representative of the United States on the Commission for Social Development of that Council.
Baker, of Santa Rosa, Calif., replaces Robert W. Kitchen, Jr., resigned. Baker was born January 21, 1935, in Suffolk, Va. He received a B.A. from Haverford College in 1956 and an M.A. (1957) and MALD (1960) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He served in the U.S. Army in 1956 and 1957.
Baker joined the Foreign Service in 1960. In 1960 and 1961, he was general services officer in Bamako, and in 1961 and 1962 he was economic officer in Niamey. From 1963 to 1967, he was economic officer in Tokyo. He served as an international economist at the State Department from 1967 to 1970, and as economic-commercial officer in Tokyo in 1971 and 1972. In 1972 and 1973, he took language training at the Foreign Service Institute, and in 1973-74 he was economic-commercial officer in Pretoria. Since 1974 he has been an adviser to the Economic and Social Council of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
Morgenthau, of Cambridge, Mass., replaces Jean Picker, resigned. Morgenthau was born January 26, 1931, in Vienna, Austria, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1946. She received a B.A. from Barnard College in 1952 and a Ph.D. from Oxford University in 1958.
From 1960 to 1963, Morgenthau was assistant professor of government at Boston University, and from 1963 to 1968 she was an associate professor of politics at Brandeis University. Since 1969 she has been Adlai Stevenson Professor of International Politics at Brandeis University.
Morgenthau has also served as a lecturer at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, in 1964, and as a research fellow at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, in 1965-66 and 1970-71.
Morgenthau served as a member of the African Advisory Council at the State Department from 1962 to 1969, and as a member of the board of directors of the African Studies Association from 1967 to 1970. She is the author of "Political Parties in French-speaking West Africa" (1964) and of numerous articles.
Jimmy Carter, United Nations Economic and Social Council Appointment of James E. Baker and Ruth S. Morgenthau to Positions on the Council. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/241942