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Nominations, June 10, 1988

Nomination of Richard Clark Barkley To Be United States Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic

June 10, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Clark Barkley, of Michigan, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic. He would succeed Francis J. Meehan.

Mr. Barkley served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. From 1959 to 1961, he was a part-time instructor at the University of Maryland abroad. In 1962 he entered the Foreign Service. Mr. Barkley was a junior officer trainee until 1965, when he became vice consul, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, 1965 - 1967. From 1967 to 1968, he was in university training at Columbia University. He then returned to the Department of State, where he served as international relations officer, NATO desk, 1968 - 1969, and in the same capacity for the German desk, 1969 - 1971. Mr. Barkley continued as international relations officer abroad and served at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, 1971 - 1972, and the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, German Democratic Republic, 1972 - 1974. He served as executive assistant to Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker at the Department of State, 1974 - 1977, and Deputy Country Director of the Office of Central European Affairs, 1977 - 1979. From 1979 to 1982, he was deputy chief of mission in Oslo, Norway, and political counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, 1982 - 1985. Since 1985 Mr. Barkley has been deputy chief of mission in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.

Mr. Barkley graduated from Michigan State University (B.A., 1954) and Wayne State University (M.A., 1955). He was born December 23, 1932, in Chicago, IL. He is married and currently resides in Washington, DC.


Nomination of Ken Kramer To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Army

June 10, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ken Kramer to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management). He would succeed Michael P.W. Stone.

Since 1986 Mr. Kramer has been an attorney in Colorado Springs, CO. Prior to this, he was a Member of the United States House of Representatives from the 5th District of Colorado, 1979 - 1986. He was a State representative for the State of Colorado, 1973 - 1978.

Mr. Kramer graduated from the University of Illinois (B.A., 1963) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1966). He served in the U.S. Army, 1967 - 1970. He was born February 19, 1942, in Chicago, IL. He has two children and resides in Colorado Springs, CO.