Nomination of James E. Goodby To Be United States Ambassador to Greece


July 29, 1988


The President today announced his intention to nominate James E. Goodby, of New Hampshire, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador to Greece. He would succeed Robert Vossler Keeley.


Mr. Goodby entered the Foreign Service in 1952. He was a foreign affairs specialist for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in Washington, DC, 1954 - 1959; foreign affairs officer in the Office of Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Atomic Energy at the Department of State, 1960 - 1961; and officer in charge of nuclear test ban negotiations for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in Washington and Geneva, 1961 - 1963. Mr. Goodby was a member of the policy planning council at the Department of State, 1963 - 1967; political officer for the U.S. mission to the European Community in Brussels, 1967 - 1969; officer in charge of defense policy affairs at the Bureau of European Affairs at the Department of State, 1969 - 1971; consular for political affairs at the U.S. mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels, 1971 - 1974; Deputy Director of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, 1974 - 1977; and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, 1977 - 1980. From 1980 to 1981, Mr. Goodby served as Ambassador to Finland. He was Vice Chairman of the U.S. delegation to the strategic arms reductions talks and the Department of State representative, 1981 - 1983, and the U.S. Representative to the Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe, 1983 - 1985. He also served as diplomat-in-residence at Georgetown University, 1985 - 1986. Since 1987 Mr. Goodby has been diplomat-in-residence and senior fellow for the Center for the Study of Foreign Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute as well as an instructor at Georgetown University and Stanford University.


Mr. Goodby graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1951). He was born December 20, 1929, in Providence, RI. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1953. Mr. Goodby is married and has two children.


Nomination of Sonia Landau To Be Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy at the Department of State


July 29, 1988


The President today announced his intention to nominate Sonia Landau to be Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, with the rank of Ambassador, at the Department of State. She would succeed Diana Lady Dougan.


Since 1986 Ms. Landau has been a self-employed consultant in New York City. Prior to this, she was Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1984 - 1986, and a member, 1981 - 1986. She currently serves on the board of regents of the George Foster Peabody Awards.


Ms. Landau graduated from the University of Denver (B.A., 1958). She was born July 14, 1937, in Denver, CO. She is married, has two children, and resides in New York, NY.