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United States Ambassador to Jordan Nomination of Nicholas A. Veliotes.

August 08, 1978

The President announced today his intention to nominate Nicholas A. Veliotes, of California, as Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He would succeed Thomas R. Pickering, who is being appointed to another position.

Mr. Veliotes was born October 28, 1928, in Oakland, Calif. He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1948. He received his B.A. (1952) and M.A. (1954) from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a teaching assistant from 1952 to 1954.

In 1955 Mr. Veliotes entered the Foreign Service as consular and administrative officer in Naples. From 1957 to 1960, he was economic officer in Rome, and from 1960 to 1964, he was foreign affairs officer at the State Department. From 1964 to 1966, he was political officer in New Delhi and Chief of the Political Section in Vientiane from 1966 to 1969. He served as Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Princeton University from 1969 to 1970. From 1970 to 1973, he worked in the Department of State, serving as international relations officer, Special Assistant to Under Secretary of State and Special Assistant to Deputy Secretary of State. From 1973 to 1975, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Tel Aviv. He was Director of Employee-Management Relations Staff of the State Department's Bureau of Personnel from 1975 to 1976, and from 1976 to 1977, he was Deputy Director of Policy Planning Staff. Since 1977 he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Near East and South Asian Affairs.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Jordan Nomination of Nicholas A. Veliotes. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/248330

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