Nomination of Michael H. Newlin To Be United States Ambassador to Algeria

August 17, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael H. Newlin, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Popular Republic of Algeria. He would succeed Ulric St. Clair Haynes, Jr.

Mr. Newlin served as a civilian expert with the Department of the Air Force in 1951-52. In 1952 he entered the Foreign Service as economic and consular officer in Frankfurt and was political officer in Oslo in 1954-58. In the Department he was foreign affairs officer in the Office of United Nations Political Affairs in 1958-63. He was deputy chief of the political section in Paris/USNATO (1963-67) and in Brussels/USNATO (1967-68). He was counselor for political affairs at the United States Mission to the United Nations in New York in 1968-72. In 1972-75 he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Kinshasa and principal officer in Jerusalem in 1975-80. In 1980-81 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs in the Department.

Mr. Newlin graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1949) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1951). He is married, has one child, and resides in Bethesda, Md. He was born May 16, 1926, in Greensboro, N.C.