January 23, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert E. Lamb, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security. This is a new position.

Since 1985 Mr. Lamb has been Director of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the Department of State. Previously, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Administration and Security, 1983 - 1985; Director of Financial Services in the Bureau of Administration; and Director of the Passport Office in the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Mr. Lamb graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (A.B., 1962). He is married, has three children, and resides in Burke, VA. Mr. Lamb was born November 17, 1936, in Atlanta, GA.