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United States Ambassador to Bulgaria Nomination of Raymond L. Garthoff.

July 08, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Raymond L. Garthoff, of Milford, Conn., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Bulgaria. He would replace Martin F. Herz. Garthoff is presently senior Foreign Service inspector at the State Department.

He was born March 26, 1929, in Cairo, Egypt. He received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1948, an M.A. from Yale University in 1949, and a Ph.D. from Yale in 1951.

From 1950 to 1957, Garthoff was a research specialist in Soviet affairs for the Rand Corporation. He served as a foreign affairs adviser to the Army from 1957 to 1961, and as Special Assistant for Soviet bloc politico-military affairs at the State Department from 1961 to 1968.

From 1968 to 1970, Garthoff was counselor for politico-military affairs at the U.S. Mission to NATO in Brussels. He was Deputy Director for politico-military affairs at the State Department from 1970 to 1973, and has been senior Foreign Service inspector since 1974.

Garthoff was also a professorial lecturer at George Washington University from 1962 to 1964, and a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University from 1964 to 1967.

Garthoff is the author of "Soviet Military Doctrine" (1953), "Soviet Strategy in the Nuclear Age" (1958), "The Soviet Image of Future War" (1959), and "Soviet Military Policy: A Historical Analysis" (1966).

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Bulgaria Nomination of Raymond L. Garthoff. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244298