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United States Ambassador to India - Nomination of Robert F. Goheen

April 07, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Robert F. Goheen, of Princeton, N.J. to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to India. Goheen is president of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation in New York and president emeritus of Princeton University.

He was born August 15, 1919, in India of American parents. He received an A.B. in 1940 and a Ph.D. in 1948 from Princeton University. He served in the United States Army from 1941 to 1945.

Goheen was an instructor and assistant professor of classics at Princeton from 1948 until 1957, when he became president of the university. He left Princeton in 1972, becoming president emeritus of the university, and served as chairman of the Council on Foundations in New York City until 1977, when he became president of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.

Goheen was a director of the National Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, program from 1953 to 1956. He was a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1960 to 1977, of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching from 1961 to 1976, and of the American Academy in Rome from 1975 to the present.

He is a regent of the Smithsonian Institution and serves on the board of governors of Reza Shah Kabir University in Iran. He is cochairman of the Indo Subcommission on Education and Culture and has been a consultant to the Ford Foundation on higher education matters in India since 1962.

Goheen is the author of "Imagery Sophocles' Antigone" (1948), "The Human Nature of a University" (1969), and numerous articles.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to India - Nomination of Robert F. Goheen Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243082

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