December 22, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael Hayden Armacost, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Philippines. He would succeed Richard W. Murphy.

Mr. Armacost was instructor in government (1962-65) and assistant professor of government (1965-68) at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. In 1968-69 he was visiting professor of international relations at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. He was lecturer in international relations at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. (1970-71) and at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. (1971-72).

He was a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State in 1969-72 and in 1974-77. In 1972-74 he was special assistant to the Ambassador to Japan in Tokyo. In 1977-78 he was senior staff member for East Asia at the National Security Council. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in 1978-80, and since 1980 he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State.

Mr. Armacost graduated from Carleton College (B.A., 1958) and Columbia University (M.A., 1961; Ph. D., 1965). He is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, Md. He was born April 15, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio.