Nomination of Lev E. Dobriansky To Be United States Ambassador to the Bahamas

October 25, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lev E. Dobriansky, of Virginia, as Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. He would succeed William B. Schwartz.

In 1942 - 1948 Mr. Dobriansky was an instructor in economics at New York University. Since 1948 he has been with Georgetown University as assistant professor of economics (1948 - 1952), associate professor of economics (1952 - 1960), and professor of economics (1960 - present). He has also been director of the Institute on Comparative Economic and Political Systems since 1970. He was a faculty member at the National War College in 1957 - 1958. He has served as a consultant with the Department of State, the International Communication Agency, and the United States House of Representatives. In 1974 - 1975, he was a member of the National Commission for the Observance of World Population Year.

Mr. Dobriansky graduated from New York University (B.S., 1941; M.A., 1943; Ph. D., 1951). He is the author of numerous books and articles. His foreign languages are French, Ukrainian, Russian, and German. He was born November 9, 1918, in New York City.