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United States Ambassador to Jamaica - Nomination of Frederick Irving

May 19, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Frederick Irving, of Providence, R.I., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Jamaica. Irving served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs from 1976 to 1977.

He was born May 2, 1921, in Providence, R.I. He received a B.A. from Brown University in 1943 and an M.A. in 1946 from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1943 to 1945.

From 1946 to 1951, Irving was an economic program examiner in the International Division of the Bureau of the Budget. In 1951 and 1952, he was Chief of the Western European Post Management Branch in the Bureau of European Affairs at the State Department.

From 1952 to 1954, Irving was Deputy Director of Administration in Vienna. From 1954 to 1957, he was with the Bureau of European Affairs as Deputy Executive Director for German-Austrian Affairs, then Deputy Executive Director for European Affairs. He served as Director of the Office of the Budget at the State Department from 1957 to 1959.

Irving was special assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs in 1959, and in 1959 60 he attended the National War College. From 1960 to 1962, he was Chief of the Economic and Commercial Section in Wellington.

From 1962 to 1964, Irving was Executive Director of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the State Department. He served as Executive Director of the Bureau of European Affairs from 1965 to 1967. In 1967 and 1968, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Vienna, and in 1968 and 1969 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations.

Irving was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs from 1969 to 1972. He served as Ambassador to Iceland from 1972 until 1976, when he became Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. In 1976 he also served as U.S. Alternative Representative to the twentieth session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Jamaica - Nomination of Frederick Irving Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244407