Celebrating the 19th Amendment/Closure Notices

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Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus) https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

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Nominations, August 18, 1981

Nomination of Arthur Adair Hartman To Be United States Ambassador to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

August 18, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Arthur Adair Hartman, of New Jersey, as Ambassador to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. He would succeed Thomas J. Watson, Jr., who has resigned.

Mr. Hartman served in the United States Army Air Force in 1944-46. He was in Paris as economic officer with the Economic Cooperation Administration (1948-52) and with the United States delegation to the European Army Conference (1952-54). He entered the Foreign Service in 1954 as politico-military officer in Paris/USRO. From 1956 to 1958, he was economic officer in Saigon. In the Department he was international relations officer in the Bureau of European Affairs (1958-61) and special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (1961-63). He was chief of the economic section in London in 1963-67. In the Department he was Director of the Inter-Departmental Group (1967-69) and Deputy Director for Coordination (1969-72). From 1972 to 1974, he was Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counselor in Brussels/USEC. He was Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs in the Department in 1974-77, and since 1977 he has been Ambassador to France.

Mr. Hartman was born March 12, 1926, in New York, N.Y. He graduated (A.B.) in 1947 from Harvard University and attended Harvard Law School in 1947-48. He is married, has five children, and resides in Haddonfield, N.J.

Nomination of Harry G. Barnes, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to India

August 18, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Harry G. Barnes, Jr., of Maryland, to be Ambassador to India. He would succeed Robert F. Goheen.

In 1951 Mr. Barnes entered the Foreign Service as consular officer in Bombay and was head of the consular section in Prague in 1953-55. He attended Russian language training in Oberammergau, Germany, in 1955-56. He was publications procurement officer in Moscow in 1957-59. In 1959-62 he was political officer in the Office of Soviet Affairs in the Department of State. He attended the National War College in 1962-63. In 1963-67 he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Kathmandu. He attended Romanian language training at the Foreign Service Institute in 1967-68 and was Deputy Chief of Mission in Bucharest in 1968-71. In the Department he was supervisory personnel officer (1971-72) and deputy executive secretary (1972-74). In 1974-77 he was Ambassador to Romania. In 1977-81 he was Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel in the Department.

Mr. Barnes was born June 5, 1926, in St. Paul, Minn. He graduated (B.A.) summa cum laude in 1949 from Amherst College and received his M.A. in 1968 from Columbia University. He served in the United States Army in 1944 - 46. Mr. Barnes is married, has four children, and resides in Bethesda, Md.