April 28, 1983

he President today announced his intention to nominate Richard B. Stone to be Ambassador at Large, to serve as Special Representative of the President to Central America.

Since February 1983 Senator Stone has been serving at the Department of State as the Special Representative of the President for Public Diplomacy in Central America. He has served as Vice Chairman of the President's Commission for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba during 1982 and was elected vice chairman of the board of the Capital Bank of Washington in 1982.

Senator Stone was senior resident partner with the firm of Proskauer, Rose, Goetz & Mendelsohn in Washington, D.C., in 1981 - 1982. Previously he served in the United States Senate (D-Fla.) in 1975 - 1980. He began his public service career as the Miami city attorney in 1966 - 1967; served in the Florida State Senate in 1966 - 1970; and was Secretary of State of Florida in 1970 - 1974. Previously he was engaged in the private practice of law for 12 years.

Senator Stone graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1949, cum laude) and Columbia University (LL.B., 1954). He is married to Marlene Lois Stone, has three children, and currently resides in Washington. He was born September 22, 1928.