August 14, 1984
The President today announced his intention to nominate Harvey J. Feldman to be the Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Charles M. Lichenstein.
Mr. Feldman entered the Foreign Service in 1954 as consular officer in Hong Kong. He was consular officer in Tokyo (1957 - 1958) and in Nagoya, Japan (1958 - 1960). In the Department of State he was international relations officer from 1960 to 1962. He attended Chinese language training in Taichung in 1962 - 1963 and was political-military officer in Taipei from 1963 to 1965. He was on detail to the United States Information Agency in 1965 - 1970 as cultural officer in Hong Kong. In 1970 - 1972 he was political officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs and a member of the Policy Planning Staff in 1972 - 1973. He was counselor for political affairs in Taipei (1973 - 1975) and deputy chief of mission in Sofia (1975 - 1977). In 1977 - 1979 Mr. Feldman was country director for Republic of China affairs in the Department. He served as Ambassador to Papua New Guinea and to Solomon Islands in 1979 - 1981. Since 1981 he has been the Washington Representative of the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations at the Department of State.
Mr. Feldman graduated from the University of Chicago (A.B., 1951; M.A., 1954). He was born June 25, 1931, in Brooklyn, NY. He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC, and Dade County, FL.
Nomination of Melvyn Levitsky To Be United States Ambassador to Bulgaria
August 14, 1984
The President today announced his intention to nominate Melvyn Levitsky to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bulgaria. He would succeed Robert L. Barry, resigned.
In 1963 Mr. Levitsky entered the Foreign Service and attended German language training at the Foreign Service Insititute. He was Foreign Service officer general in Frankfurt (1963 - 1965), consular and political officer in Belem, Brazil (1965 - 1967), and political officer in Brasilia (1967 - 1968). In the Department of State he was political officer for Brazil (1968 - 1969) and staff officer in the Executive Secretariat (1969 - 1971). In 1971 - 1972 Mr. Levitsky attended Russian language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was publication procurement officer (1972 - 1973) and political officer (1973 - 1975) in Moscow. In the Department he was officer in charge of U.S.-Soviet bilateral relations (1975 - 1978), Deputy Director (1978 - 1980), and Director (1980 - 1982) of the Office of United Nations Political Affairs. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs in 1982 - 1983. Since 1983 he has been on detail to the United States Information Agency as Deputy Director of the Voice of America.
Mr. Levitsky graduated from the University of Michigan (B.A., 1960) and the State University of Iowa (M.A., 1963). He attended the University of Chicago Law School in 1960 - 1961. He was born March 19, 1938, in Sioux City, IA. Mr. Levitsky is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.