Nomination of Richard Salisbury Williamson To Be an Assistant
Secretary of State
November 10, 1987
President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Salisbury
Williamson to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization
Affairs). He would succeed Alan Lee Keyes.
Williamson is currently a partner with Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago, IL. Prior to this he was
senior vice president for corporate and international affairs with Beatrice
Companies, 1984 - 1986. He served as Representative to the Vienna Office of the
United Nations and Deputy Representative to the International Atomic Energy
Agency in Vienna, Austria, 1983 - 1984. Mr.
Williamson was Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, the
White House, 1981 - 1983; and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy to
the Chief of Staff, the White House, 1981.
Williamson graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1971) and University of Virginia (J.D., 1974). He was
born May 9, 1949, in Evanston, IL. Mr. Williamson is
married, has three children, and resides in Chicago, IL.