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United Nations Nomination of Donald F . McHenry To Be U.S. Deputy Representative in the Security Council.

March 29, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Donald F. McHenry, of Chicago, Ill., to be Deputy Representative of the United States in the Security Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. From 1973 to 1977, McHenry was project director of Humanitarian Policy Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in Washington.

He was born on October 13, 1936, in St. Louis, Mo. He received a B.S. in 1957 from Illinois State University and an M.S. from Southern Illinois University in 1959.

McHenry was a graduate teaching assistant at Southern Illinois University from 1957 to 1959, and from 1959 to 1962, he was an instructor at Howard University. From 1959 to 1963, he attended Georgetown University.

McHenry joined the Department of State in 1963 as foreign affairs officer of the Dependent Areas Section, Office of United Nations Political Affairs, and from 1965 to 1968, he served as officer in charge of that Section.

In 1968 and 1969, McHenry served as assistant to the Secretary of State-designate and Secretary of State. From 1969 to 1971, he was special assistant to the Counselor of the Department of State.

From 1971 to 1973, McHenry was on leave from the State Department, serving as a professorial lecturer in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, and an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1973 he became project director of Humanitarian Policy Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

McHenry has served as an advisor to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Trusteeship Council and an Alternate U.S. Representative to the U.N. Trusteeship Council; an Alternate U.S. Representative to the U.N. Seminar on Apartheid and Racial Discrimination; a member of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. International Conference on Human Rights; and a consultant to the U.S. congressional delegation to the Interparliamentary Union.

McHenry received the Superior Honor Award of the Department of State in 1966. He has had numerous articles published in journals and newspapers.

Jimmy Carter, United Nations Nomination of Donald F . McHenry To Be U.S. Deputy Representative in the Security Council. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243441