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U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks Nomination of Ralph Earle II for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Alternate Chairman of the Delegation.

April 29, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Ralph Earle II for the rank of Ambassador while serving as Alternate Chairman of the United States delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. Earle has been representative of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency to SALT since 1973.

He was born on September 26, 1928, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1950 and an LL.B. in 1955 from Harvard Law School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952.

Earle practiced law with the firm of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, in Philadelphia, from 1956 to 1968, as an associate and then a partner. In 1968 and 1969, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense) for International Security Affairs.

From 1969 to 1972, Earle was defense adviser to the U.S. Mission to NATO. In 1972 and 1973, he was a consultant for SALT in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Jimmy Carter, U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks Nomination of Ralph Earle II for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Alternate Chairman of the Delegation. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243757