July 11, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Reginald Bartholomew, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador to Spain. He would succeed Thomas Ostrom Enders.

Mr. Bartholomew was an adviser, Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago, 1960 - 1962, and from 1961 to 1962, he was an instructor in social sciences at the university. From 1962 to 1963, he was a research fellow, Social Sciences Research Council in Paris, France. He returned to the University of Chicago in 1963, as an instructor in social sciences until 1964, when he became a lecturer in government at Wesleyan University. In 1968 he went to the Department of Defense and served in the following capacities until 1974: analyst, policy planning staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, 1968 - 1969; Deputy Director, policy planning staff, 1969 - 1973; Director, policy plans for National Security Council affairs and task force on mutual and balanced force reductions, 1972 - 1974; and Director of the policy planning staff, 1973 - 1974. In 1974 Mr. Bartholomew went to the Department of State and served until 1977 as the Deputy Director of the policy planning staff. In 1977 he became Deputy Director of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs and then went on detail to the National Security Council at the White House until 1979. He then returned to the Department of State as Director of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs. From 1981 to 1982, he was Special Cyprus Coordinator in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. In 1982 he became United States Special Negotiator for United States-Greek Defense and Economic Cooperation (base) Negotiations, for which he was accorded the personal rank of Ambassador in December 1982. Mr. Bartholomew was then appointed U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon, where he served from 1983 to 1986.

Mr. Bartholomew was born February 17, 1936, in Portland, ME. He received his B.A. in 1958 from Dartmouth College and his M.A. in 1960 from the University of Chicago. His foreign languages are French, German, Italian, and Spanish. He is married to the former Rose-Anne Dognin, and they have four children.