The President today announced his intention to nominate William Clark, Jr., a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to India. He would succeed John Randolph Hubbard.
Currently Mr. Clark serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State. Prior to this, he served for 4 years as Minister and deputy chief of mission for the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan; and as deputy chief of mission and Charge d'Affaires for the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.
Mr. Clark received his bachelor's degree from San Jose College, and studied at the University of Southern California School of Law and Columbia University School of International Affairs. He was born October 12, 1930, in Oakland, CA. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1949 - 1953. Mr. Clark is married, has one son, and resides in Washington, DC.