November 10, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Salisbury Williamson to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs). He would succeed Alan Lee Keyes.

Mr. Williamson is currently a partner with Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago, IL. Prior to this he was senior vice president for corporate and international affairs with Beatrice Companies, 1984 - 1986. He served as Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and Deputy Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, 1983 - 1984. Mr. Williamson was Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, the White House, 1981 - 1983; and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Chief of Staff, the White House, 1981.

Mr. Williamson graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1971) and University of Virginia (J.D., 1974). He was born May 9, 1949, in Evanston, IL. Mr. Williamson is married, has three children, and resides in Chicago, IL.