United States Liaison Office, People's Republic of China Nomination of Leonard Woodcock for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Chief of the Liaison Office.
The President today announced that he will nominate Leonard Woodcock, of Detroit, Mich., for the rank of Ambassador while serving as Chief of the United States Liaison Office in Peking, People's Republic of China. Woodcock is president of the United Auto Workers of America International Union.
He was born February 15, 1911, in Providence, R.I. He attended Wayne State University.
Woodcock has been with the United Auto Workers since 1940, serving as staff representative from 1940 to 1946, as administrative assistant to the president in 1946 and 1947, as regional director from 1947 to 1955, as international vice president from 1955 to 1970, and as president since 1970.
He is a member of the advisory council of the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing and of the executive committee of the National Urban Coalition Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. He is a member of the President's Labor-Management Committee and the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped. He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council of Foreign Relations.
Woodcock headed the President's Commission on MIA's which went to Vietnam and Laos in March 1977.
Jimmy Carter, United States Liaison Office, People's Republic of China Nomination of Leonard Woodcock for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Chief of the Liaison Office. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243844