United States Ambassador to Barbados and Grenada Nomination of Frank V. Ortiz, Jr.
The President today announced that he will nominate Frank V. Ortiz, Jr., of Santa Fe, N. Mex., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Barbados and to the State .of Grenada. Ortiz is Deputy Executive Secretary at the State Department.
He was born March 14, 1926, in Santa Fe, N. Mex. He received a B.S. from Georgetown University in 1950 and an M.S. in 1967 from George Washington University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946.
From 1951 to 1953, Ortiz was an international relations officer at the State Department. He served as economic officer in Addis Ababa from 1953 to 1956, and as political officer in Mexico from 1956 to 1958. From 1958 to 1961, he was a foreign affairs officer.
From 1961 to 1963, Ortiz was special assistant to the Ambassador to Mexico. He was officer-in-charge for Spanish affairs from 1963 to 1966, and in 1966-67 attended the National War College.
Ortiz was supervisory political officer in Lima from 1967 to 1970, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Montevideo from 1970 to 1973. He was Director for Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay from 1973 until 1975, when he became Deputy Executive Secretary at the Department.
Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Barbados and Grenada Nomination of Frank V. Ortiz, Jr. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244112