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United States Ambassador to Greece - Nomination of William E. Schaufele, Jr

June 23, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate William E. Schaufele, Jr., of Avon Lake, Ohio, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Greece. Schaufele is Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.

He was born December 7, 1923, in Lakewood, Ohio. He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1948 and an M.I.A. from Columbia University in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946.

From 1950 to 1952, Schaufele was resident officer in Pfaffenhofen/Ilm and Augsburg, Germany. He was labor officer in Dusseldorf in 1952 and 1953 and visa officer and economic officer in Munich from 1953 to 1956. From 1956 to 1957, he was an international economist in the Foreign Reporting Division, Bureau of Economic Affairs.

Schaufele was a training officer at the Foreign Service Institute in 1957 and 1958. From 1959 to 1963, he was labor officer in Casablanca, and from 1963 to 1964 he was principal officer in Bukavu, Congo. From 1964 to 1965, he was officer-in-charge, Congo affairs.

From 1965 to 1966, Schaufele was Deputy Director of the Office of Central African Affairs. He was alternate country director for Central Africa, Malagasy, and Mauritius in 1966 and 1967. From 1967 to 1969, he was country director for West Central Africa.

Schaufele was Ambassador to Upper Volta from 1969 to 1971. From 1971 to 1973, he was senior adviser to the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, and from 1973 to 1975 he was Deputy Representative of the United States in the Security Council of the U.N. He served as Inspector General in the Foreign Service in 1975 and since 1975 has been Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.

Schaufele served as U.S. Alternate Representative to the 28th (1973) and 29th (1974) Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations and as U.S. Representative to the Sixth Special Session of the General Assembly in 1974.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Greece - Nomination of William E. Schaufele, Jr Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243952

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