The President today announced his intention to nominate David Heywood Swartz, of Virginia, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Byelarus. This is a new position.
Currently Mr. Swartz serves as Charge d'Affaires in Minsk, Byelarus. Prior to this, he served at the Department of State as senior inspector in the Office of Inspector General, 1991 - 92; dean of the School of Language Studies at the Foreign Service Institute, 1989 - 91; and staff director at the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, 1988 - 89. Mr. Swartz has also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, 1984 - 88, and consul general at the U.S. consulate general in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1983 - 84. He attended the Canadian Defense College in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1982 - 83, and served as consul general at the U.S. consulate general in Zurich, Switzerland, 1980 - 82.
Mr. Swartz graduated from Southwestern College (B.A., 1964) and Florida State University (M.A., 1966). He was born March 3, 1942, in Chicago, IL. Mr. Swartz is married, has two children, and resides in Vienna, VA.