The President today announced his intention to nominate Sidney Linn Williams to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Alan F. Holmer.
Since 1985 Mr. Williams has been a partner with the law firm of Gibson Dunn Crutcher in Tokyo, Japan, and Washington, DC. Prior to this he was vice president and general counsel for Sears World Trade, 1984 - 1985, and vice president and general counsel for Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1981 - 1984. Mr. Williams practiced law with a Washington, DC, law firm from 1975 to 1981.
Mr. Williams graduated from Princeton College (B.A., 1968), Harvard Law School (J.D., 1971), and Cambridge University, Fulbright Scholarship (1972 - 1974). He is married, has two children, and resides in Yokohama, Japan, and McLean, VA.