Nomination of Richard
Clark Barkley To Be United States Ambassador to the
German Democratic Republic
June 10, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Clark Barkley, of Michigan, a career member of the
Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the
German Democratic Republic. He would succeed Francis J. Meehan.
Barkley served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. From 1959 to 1961,
he was a part-time instructor at the University of Maryland abroad. In 1962 he
entered the Foreign Service. Mr. Barkley was a junior officer trainee until
1965, when he became vice consul, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, 1965 - 1967. From 1967
to 1968, he was in university training at Columbia University. He then returned to
the Department of State, where he served as international relations officer,
NATO desk, 1968 - 1969, and in the same capacity for the German desk, 1969 -
1971. Mr. Barkley continued as international relations officer abroad and
served at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Federal Republic of
Germany, 1971 - 1972, and the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, German Democratic
Republic, 1972 - 1974. He served as executive
assistant to Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker at the Department of State, 1974 -
1977, and Deputy Country Director of the Office of Central European Affairs,
1977 - 1979. From 1979 to 1982, he was deputy chief of mission in Oslo, Norway, and political
counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Federal Republic of
Germany, 1982 - 1985. Since 1985 Mr. Barkley has been
deputy chief of mission in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
Barkley graduated from Michigan State University (B.A., 1954) and Wayne State University (M.A., 1955). He was
born December 23, 1932, in Chicago, IL. He is married and
currently resides in Washington, DC.
Nomination of Ken Kramer
To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Army
June 10, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Ken Kramer to be an
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management). He would succeed
Michael P.W. Stone.
1986 Mr. Kramer has been an attorney in Colorado Springs, CO. Prior to this, he
was a Member of the United States House of Representatives from the 5th
District of Colorado, 1979 - 1986. He was a State representative for the State
of Colorado, 1973 - 1978.
Kramer graduated from the University of Illinois (B.A., 1963) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1966). He served
in the U.S. Army, 1967 - 1970. He was born February
in Chicago, IL. He has two children
and resides in Colorado Springs, CO.