Nomination of Raymond C. Ewing To Be United States Ambassador to Cyprus

August 12, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Raymond C. Ewing, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus. He would succeed Galen L. Stone.

In 1957 Mr. Ewing entered the Foreign Service as staff assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs. In 1959-62 he was staff aide in Tokyo and political officer in Vienna (International Atomic Energy Agency) in 1962-64. He was on detail to the International Communication Agency as executive assistant in Lahore in 1964-65. He was international economist of the Trade Division in the Department in 1966-69. In 1969-70 he attended advanced economic studies at Harvard University. He was financial economist in Rome (1970-73) and counselor for economic and commercial affairs in Bern (1973-75). In the Department he was special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (1975-76) and Deputy Director, then Director, of the Office of Southern European Affairs (1976-79). In 1979-80 he attended the Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute. Since 1980 he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs.

Mr. Ewing graduated from Occidental College (B.A., 1957) and Harvard University (M.P.A., 1970). He is married, has three children, and resides in Annandale, Va. He was born September 7, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio.