January 12, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Max M. Kampelman to be Counselor of the Department of State. He would succeed Edward J. Derwinski.

Ambassador Kampelman currently serves as Ambassador to the U.S. Office for Arms Reduction in Geneva, Switzerland, and as head of the United States delegation to the negotiations on nuclear and space talks. He will return to Geneva for the continuation of the talks, which resume on January 15. In addition to his current diplomatic assignment, Ambassador Kampelman is a trustee of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he previously served as chairman. He was a partner in the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman until his retirement in 1985. Previously, he served as Ambassador and head of the U.S. delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, in Madrid, Spain, 1980 - 1983; senior adviser to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations, 1966 - 1967; legislative counsel to U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey, 1949 - 1955; and he was a professor of political science at the University of Minnesota, 1946 - 1948.

Ambassador Kampelman graduated from New York University (A.B., 1940; J.D., 1945) and the University of Minnesota (M.A. and Ph.D.). He is married, has five children, and resides in Washington, DC.