The President today announced his intention to nominate Christopher H. Phillips, of the District of Columbia, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for the remainder of the term expiring January 19, 1993. He would succeed Evron M. Kirkpatrick.
Since 1991 Ambassador Phillips has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of State. From 1989 to 1991, he served as Ambassador to Brunei. Ambassador Phillips has also served as president of the U.S.-China Business Council, 1973 - 86; Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, 1970 - 73; president of the U.S. Council of the International Chamber of Commerce and secretary-treasurer of the U.S. Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 1965 - 69; and U.S. Representative on the United Nations Economic and Social Council, 1958 - 61.
Ambassador Phillips graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1943). He was born December 6, 1920, in The Hague, The Netherlands. Ambassador Phillips is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.