January 21, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Everett E. Bierman, currently Ambassador of the United States of America to Papua New Guinea and to the Solomon Islands, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Vanuatu. He will be nominated to serve concurrently and without additional compensation. This is a new position.

Mr. Bierman began his career in 1948 as an information officer for the Department of Agriculture. In 1951 he left Agriculture to assume the information directorship of the National 4 - H Foundation in Washington, DC. He served there until 1959, when he went to Fort Wayne, IN, as public relations director for the Central Soya Co. From 1967 to 1986, Mr. Bierman was minority staff director of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

He graduated from Purdue University (B.S., 1948) and the American University (M.S., 1958). Mr. Bierman served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. He is married to the former Joyce Elizabeth Lear, and they have four children. Mr. Bierman was born August 16, 1924, in Hastings, NE.