July 1, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Herbert E. Horowitz, of Florida, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia. He succeeds Robert Thomas Hennemeyer.

Mr. Horowitz entered the Foreign Service in 1956 and served as an economic officer at our Embassy in Taipei, Taiwan, from 1957 to 1962. He then returned to the Department as an economic officer in East Asian/China affairs until 1964 when he became a student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy for a year. From 1965 to 1969, he served as chief, China Economic Unit, at the American consulate general in Hong Kong. In 1969 he returned to the Department to serve as Deputy Chief of the Negotiations Division of the Office of Aviation. From 1971 to 1972, he attended the National War College. In 1972 Mr. Horowitz became Deputy Director, Taiwan relations, in the Bureau of East Asian Affairs, and then in 1973 went to Beijing, China, as Chief of the Commercial/Economic Section, U.S. Liaison Office. In 1975 he returned to Washington as Director of the Office of Research for East Asia in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1975 - 1978); Director, Office of Regional Affairs, East Asian Bureau (1978 - 1979); and Director, Office of East/West Economic Policy, Treasury Department (1979 - 1980). Mr. Horowitz was named consul general at the American consulate in Sydney, Australia, in 1981, and in 1984 to present, deputy chief of mission at our Embassy in Beijing, China.

Mr. Horowitz was born July 10, 1930, in Brooklyn, NY. He received his B.A. in 1952 from Brooklyn College; M.A. in 1964 from Columbia University; and M.A. in 1965 from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Mr. Horowitz is married and has two children.