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Nomination of Frank G. Wisner To Be United States Ambassador to the Philippines


The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank G. Wisner, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of the Philippines. He would succeed Nicholas Platt.

Since 1986 Ambassador Wisner has served as U.S. Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt. Prior to this, Ambassador Wisner served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, 1982 - 1986; and as Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia, 1979 - 1982; he was Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department of State, 1977 - 1979; Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs, 1976; and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State, 1975 - 1976. He also served as Director of the Office of Plans and Management in the Bureau of Public Affairs, 1974 - 1975; as the First Secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1973 - 1974; as the First Secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, 1971 - 1973; and as the officer in charge of Tunisian affairs at the Department of State, 1969 - 1971; and at the Agency for International Development in Vietnam, 1964 - 1969. Ambassador Wisner entered the Foreign Service in 1961.

Ambassador Wisner graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1961). He was born July 2, 1938, in New York, NY. Ambassador Wisner is married and has four children.