ELECTIONS AND TRANSITIONS (24374)
40th President of the United States: 1981 ‐ 1989
Nomination of Frank G. Wisner To Be United States Ambassador to Egypt
May 23, 1986
The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank G. Wisner, of the District of Columbia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, as Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt. He succeeds Nicholas A. Veliotes.
Mr. Wisner entered the Foreign Service in 1962 and was assigned as a vice consul at the American Consulate General in Tangier, Morocco. He served as third secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, Algeria. In 1964 Mr. Wisner became a rural development officer at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam, for the Agency for International Development. He served in Vietnam until 1969, when he returned to the Department as officer in charge of Tunisian affairs. From 1971 to 1973, he was first secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, and following that, from 1973 to 1974, he was first secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Dacca, Bangladesh. From 1974 to 1975, he was Director of the Office of Plans and Management in the Bureau of Public Affairs and in late 1975 became Deputy Director of the President's Indo-China Task Force in the Department. From 1975 to 1976, Mr. Wisner was a special assistant to the Under Secretary of State, and then assigned as Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs. He became Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department from 1977 to 1979, and in 1979 he was appointed as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia. Since 1982 Mr. Wisher has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
Mr. Wisner graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1961). His foreign languages are French, Arabic, and Vietnamese. He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born July 2, 1938, in New York, NY.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Frank G. Wisner To Be United States Ambassador to Egypt Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/258005
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