Public Papers

Nomination of Jonathan Moore To Be an Alternate United States Representative to the United Nations


The President today announced his intention to nominate Jonathan Moore to be the Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs at the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Hugh Montgomery.

Mr. Moore was the U.S. Coordinator and Ambassador at Large for Refugee Affairs at the Department of State, 1986 to June 1989; and the Director of the Bureau for Refugee Programs, 1989. Prior to this, he was director of the Institute of Politics and a lecturer in public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, for 12 years. Mr. Moore has served as Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice, 1973; Special Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1973; Counselor to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1970 - 1973; and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 1969 - 1970. He has also served as Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of State, 1969. Mr. Moore has also served as foreign policy adviser on the national campaign of Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, 1968; chief foreign affairs adviser on the national campaign staff of Gov. George Romney, 1967 - 1968; and legislative assistant to Senator Leverett Saltonstall, 1959 - 1961. He began his government service in 1957 as a public affairs assistant with the U.S. Information Agency in Bombay and later Monrovia. He served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, 1964 - 1966.

Mr. Moore graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1954) and Harvard University (M.P.A., 1957). He was born September 10, 1932, in New York City. He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC.