Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1988-1989

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Author: Ronald W. Reagan  | Date: June 6, 1988

Nomination of John J. Maresca for the Rank of Ambassador While
Serving as Chief of the U.S. Delegation to the Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe
June 6, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate John J. Maresca, of Connecticut, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador in his capacity as chief of the United States delegation to the Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBM).

Mr. Maresca joined the Foreign Service in 1966 and was vice consul in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 1967-1968, he was the political officer at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands. In 1968-1970, he served as the assistant French desk officer in the Department of State, and in 1970 he went to Brussels, Belgium, as the Deputy Director of the Office of the Secretary General of NATO. From 1973 to 1975, he served as the Deputy Chief of the U.S. delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) in Helsinki, Finland, and Geneva, Switzerland. He returned to the Department in 1975 and was the officer in charge of NATO political affairs. From 1977 to 1980, Mr. Maresca served as the deputy political counselor in Paris, France, and in 1977 was the Deputy Chief of the U.S. delegation to the CSCE in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. From 1980 to 1982, he was the Director, Office of Western European Affairs in the Department of State, before returning to Paris in 1982 to serve as the deputy chief of mission. Mr. Maresca was a visiting fellow at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service from 1985 to 1986. Since 1986 he has been serving asthe Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and NATO Policy at the Department of Defense.

Mr. Maresca received a B.A. in 1959 from Yale University. He served in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1965. He was born December 9, 1937, in Stresa, Italy. Mr. Maresca is married, has one child, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD.

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Chicago: Ronald W. Reagan, "Nomination of John J. Maresca for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Chief of the U.S. Delegation to the Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe," Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1988-1989 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1988-1989 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1762-1763 732. Original Sources, accessed February 23, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D3D736UBMGJZEQ3.

MLA: Reagan, Ronald W. "Nomination of John J. Maresca for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Chief of the U.S. Delegation to the Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe." Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1988-1989, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1988-1989 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1762-1763, page 732. Original Sources. 23 Feb. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D3D736UBMGJZEQ3.

Harvard: Reagan, RW, 'Nomination of John J. Maresca for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Chief of the U.S. Delegation to the Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe' in Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1988-1989. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1988-1989 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1762-1763, pp.732. Original Sources, retrieved 23 February 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D3D736UBMGJZEQ3.