United States Ambassador to the Sudan - Nomination of Donald C. Bergus
The President today announced that he will nominate Donald C. Bergus, of Strathmere, N.J., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Democratic Republic of Sudan. Bergus is Deputy Chief of Mission in Ankara, Turkey.
He was born February 20, 1920, in South Bend, Ind. He received an A.B. in 1942 from the University of Chicago.
Bergus joined the State Department in 1942 as a clerk in Baghdad and served there until 1945. In 1945 and 1946, he was a clerk in Athens. Bergus was a language officer in Beirut in 1946-47, and from 1947 to 1949 he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Jidda. In 1949-50 he took Arabic language and area training on detail at the University of Pennsylvania.
From 1950 to 1954, Bergus was political adviser in Beirut (UNRWAP). He was officer in charge of Israel-Jordan affairs at the State Department from 1954 to 1958. In 1958-59, he attended the National War College.
Bergus served as a Near East expert in Paris (NATO) in 1959 and 1960. From 1960 to 1962, he was political officer in Paris, and from 1962 to 1965 he was counselor for political affairs in Cairo. In 1965-66 Bergus was diplomat in residence at the University of Southern California.
From 1966 to 1967, he was Country Director for the United Arab Republic. From 1967 to 1971, he served as principal officer, then Minister, in Cairo. In 1971-72 Bergus was diplomat in residence at the University of South Carolina.
Bergus was dean for academic relations of the Foreign Service Institute in 1972-73 and deputy director of academic affairs at the Institute in 1973-74. Since 1974 he has been Deputy Chief of Mission in Ankara.
He received the Arthur Flemming "Outstanding Young Men in Government" award in 1955. He speaks French, Arabic, and modern Greek.
Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to the Sudan - Nomination of Donald C. Bergus Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244237