January 12, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward J. Derwinski to be Under Secretary of State for Coordinating Security Assistance Programs. He would succeed William Schneider, Jr.

Since 1983 Mr. Derwinski has been Counselor of the Department of State. Previously he was a Member of the House of Representatives, 1959 - 1983, and served as a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs since 1963. While a Member of Congress, he served as a congressional representative on the Council of the Interparliamentary Union and as Chairman in 1971 - 1972 and 1979 - 1980 and as a delegate with the rank of Ambassador to the United Nations for the 1971 General Assembly.

Mr. Derwinski graduated from Loyola University (B.S., 1950). He is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, VA. Mr. Derwinski was born September 15, 1926, in Chicago, IL.