July 28, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward J. Streator, of New York, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, as the Representative of the United States of America to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Abraham Katz.

Mr. Streator served in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956 as lieutenant. He entered the Foreign Service in 1956 and was on detail to the International Cooperation Administration as junior management assistant. He was economic officer in Addis Ababa (1958 - 1960) and political officer in Lome (1960 - 1962). In the Department he was intelligence research analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1962 - 1964), and staff assistant to the Secretary of State (1964 - 1966). He was deputy political/military adviser to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Paris (1966 - 1968) and deputy political counselor at NATO in Brussels (1968 - 1969). From 1969 to 1975, he was Deputy Director of the Office of NATO Affairs in the Department. From 1975 to 1977, he was deputy chief of mission, then Deputy United States Permanent Representative to NATO in Brussels. Since 1977 he has been deputy chief of mission in London.

Mr. Streator received his A.B. in 1952 from Princeton University. His foreign language is French. He was born December 12, 1930, in New York, NY.