The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward S. Walker, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, to be the Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations with the rank and status of Ambassador. He would succeed Alexander F. Watson.
Since 1989, Ambassador Walker has served as Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Prior to this, he served in several positions with the Department of State including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East and South Asian Affairs, 1988 - 89; Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1985 - 88; participant in the senior training program at the Royal College of Defense Studies in London, 1984 - 85; executive assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State, 1982 - 84; special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Near East and South Asia Bureau, 1981 - 82; and special assistant to the Personal Representative of the President for Middle East Negotiations, 1979 - 81.
Ambassador Walker graduated from Hamilton College (B.A., 1963) and Boston University (M.A., 1965). He was born June 13, 1940, in Abington, PA. He served in the U.S. Army, 1962 - 65. Ambassador Walker is married, has two children, and resides in Severna Park, MD.