Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1983

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Author: Ronald W. Reagan  | Date: January 12, 1983

Appointment of Morton I. Abramowitz as United States
Representative to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiations
January 12, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Morton I. Abramowitz to be Representative of the United States of America for Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiations and to nominate Mr. Abramowitz for the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Richard F. Staar.

Mr. Abramowitz joined the Foreign Service in 1960 as an economic officer specializing in Chinese affairs. During his 20-year career in the Foreign Service he has progressed to the rank of Career Minister.

Mr. Abramowitz was Ambassador to Thailand in 1978-1981. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs, on detail from the Foreign Service, in 1974-1978; political adviser to CINCPAC in 1973-1974; foreign affairs analyst at the State Department in 1971-1973; special assistant in the office of the Deputy Secretary of State in 1969-1971; international economist at the State Department in 1966-1968; political officer in Hong Kong in 1963-1966; and consular-economic officer in Taipei in 1960-1962. He served with the International Cooperation Administration in 1958-1960.

He graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1953) and Harvard University (M.A, 1955). He served in the U.S. Army in 1957. He was born January 20, 1933, in Lakewood, N.J.

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Chicago: Ronald W. Reagan, "Appointment of Morton I. Abramowitz as United States Representative to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiations," Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1983 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1983 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1755-1757 Original Sources, accessed October 3, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KZYBXDZIW5YZDE5.

MLA: Reagan, Ronald W. "Appointment of Morton I. Abramowitz as United States Representative to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiations." Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1983, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1983 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1755-1757, Original Sources. 3 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KZYBXDZIW5YZDE5.

Harvard: Reagan, RW, 'Appointment of Morton I. Abramowitz as United States Representative to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiations' in Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1983. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1983 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1755-1757. Original Sources, retrieved 3 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KZYBXDZIW5YZDE5.