United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands Nomination of Harvey J. Feldman.
The President today announced that he will nominate Harvey J. Feldman, of Miami, Fla., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Papua New Guinea and to the Solomon Islands. He would replace Mary S. Olmsted, who is resigning.
Feldman has been Coordinator for Taiwan Affairs at the State Department since 1977.
He was born June 25, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received a B.A. (1951) and M.A. (1954) from the University of Chicago.
Feldman joined the Foreign Service in 1954, and served in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Nagoya, and at the State Department. He took language training at the Foreign Service Institute in 1962-63 and then in Taipei, where he also served as a political-military officer. From 1965 to 1970, he was detailed to the U.S. Information Agency in Hong Kong as publication officer, assistant information officer, then cultural affairs officer.
From 1970 to 1973, Feldman was the State Department as a political officer, then a member of the Planning and Coordinating Staff. From 1973 to 1975, he was Counselor for Political Affairs in: Taipei, and from 1975 to 1977, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Sofia.
Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands Nomination of Harvey J. Feldman. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/249390