Nomination of Edward E. Wolfe for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

May 4, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward E. Wolfe for the rank of Ambassador in his capacity as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries Affairs. He would succeed Theodore George Kronmiller, and the rank would pertain only during periods of his representation of the United States at international conferences and meetings on fish and wildlife matters.

Mr. Wolfe served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971. From 1972 to 1974, he was field manager at Coca Cola USA in Atlanta, GA. He was senior legislative assistant to Congressman G. William Whitehurst (1976 - 1978) and an associate in the firm of Steele and Utz in Washington, DC (1978 - 1980). In 1981 he served as policy and program consultant, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, in the Department of Commerce. From 1981 to 1982, he was Washington legislative representative to the United States Tuna Foundation. In the Department of State he was Special Advisor for International Affairs in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs from 1982 to 1983, and since 1983 has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries Affairs.

Mr. Wolfe received his B.A. in 1969 from West Virginia University and his J.D. in 1977 from George Mason University School of Law. He was born January 20, 1947, in Norfolk, VA.