United States Ambassador to the Philippines Nomination of Richard W. Murphy.
The President today announced that he will nominate Richard W. Murphy, of Sumner, Md., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Philippines. He would replace David Newsom, who has been transferred to another post.
Murphy was born July 29, 1929, in Boston, Mass. He received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1951 and an A.B. from Cambridge University in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955.
Murphy was consular and administrative officer in Salisbury from 1955 to 1958 and took Arabic language and area training from 1958 to 1960. He was economic officer in Aleppo from 1960 to 1963, and political officer in Jidda from 1963 to 1966. From 1966 to 1968, he was political officer in Amman.
From 1968 to 1970, Murphy was personnel placement officer, then Assistant Executive Director for personnel, in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. In 1970 and 1971, he was Country Director for the Office of Arab Peninsula Affairs. He was Ambassador to Mauritania from 1971 to 1974, and since 1974 has been Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic.
Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to the Philippines Nomination of Richard W. Murphy. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245803