Public Papers

Nomination of Frank G. Wisner To Be an Under Secretary of State


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, to be Under Secretary of State for Coordinating Security Assistance Programs. He would succeed Reginald Bartholomew.

From 1991 to the present, Ambassador Wisner has served as Ambassador to the Philippines in Manila. Prior to this he was Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, 1986 - 91. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, 1982 - 86; and Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia, 1979 - 82. He has also served in several positions at the Department of State: Deputy Executive Secretary, 1977 - 79; Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs, 1976 - 77; and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary, 1975 - 76.

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