The President today announced his intention to nominate Julius L. Katz to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Michael Brackett Smith.
Mr. Katz is a Deputy United States Trade Representative, serving with Sidney Linn Williams and Rufus Hawkins Yerxa. Since 1987, Mr. Katz has been chairman of the Government Research Corp., in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was vice president for the Consultants International Group, Inc., 1985 - 1987. He was with Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Futures, Inc., formerly ACLI International Commodity Services, Inc., serving in several capacities, including chairman, 1982 - 1985; president and chief executive officer, 1981 - 1982; and senior vice president, 1980 - 1981. He has also served as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs at the Department of State, 1976 - 1979; Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, 1974 - 1976; and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Resources and Food Policy, 1968 - 1974. From 1950 to 1968, he served in several positions at the Department of State, including Director of International Trade, Director of International Commodities, and Economic Adviser in the Office of Eastern European Affairs.
Mr. Katz graduated from George Washington University, receiving a bachelor of arts degree.