The President today announced his intention to nominate Roger Gran Harrison, of Colorado, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He would succeed Roscoe Seldon Suddarth.
Since 1989 Dr. Harrison has served as a diplomat-in-residence at Colorado College. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense and Arms Control for the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, 1987 - 1989; Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, 1985 - 1987; first secretary for the U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom, 1981 - 1985; officer in charge for NATO political affairs, 1979 - 1981; an associate professor at the Air Force Academy, 1977 - 1979; and a member of the national security staff, 1975 - 1977. In addition, Dr. Harrison has served as a Special Assistant at the Politico-Military Bureau, 1973 - 1975; second secretary in Warsaw, Poland, 1970 - 1973; and vice consul in Manila, Philippines, 1967 - 1969. Dr. Harrison entered the Foreign Service in 1967.
Dr. Harrison graduated from San Jose State College (B.A., 1965) and Claremont Graduate School (Ph.D., 1979). He was born May 25, 1943, in San Jose, CA. Dr. Harrison is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, VA.