Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs


Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

Assistant Secretaries of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
*Name: Dixy Lee Ray
*State of Residency: Washington
*Non-career appointee
*Appointment: Jan 19, 1975
*Entry on Duty: Jan 19, 1975
*Termination of Appointment: Jun 20, 1975
*Note: Although each of the other Assistant Secretaries was commissioned merely as "an Assistant Secretary of State" and then given a functional designation by administrative action, Dr. Ray, in the light of the legislation that created her position, was commissioned "an Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs." The title has been given in full in all subsequent commissions to this office.

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
*Name: Frederick Irving
*State of Residency: Rhode Island
*Foreign Service officer
*Appointment: Mar 29, 1976
*Entry on Duty: Apr 28, 1976
*Termination of Appointment: Mar 26, 1977

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
*Name: Patsy T. Mink
*State of Residency: Hawaii
*Non-career appointee
*Appointment: Mar 23, 1977
*Entry on Duty: Mar 28, 1977
*Termination of Appointment: May 1, 1978

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
*Name: Thomas R. Pickering
*State of Residency: New Jersey
*Foreign Service officer
*Appointment: Sep 23, 1978
*Entry on Duty: Oct 10, 1978
*Termination of Appointment: Feb 24, 1981

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific *Affairs
*Name: James L. Malone
*State of Residency: Virginia
*Non-career appointee
*Appointment: May 22, 1981
*Entry on Duty: Jun 1, 1981
*Termination of Appointment: Jul 22, 1985

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
*Name: John Dimitri Negroponte
*State of Residency: New York
*Foreign Service officer
*Appointment: Jul 12, 1985
*Entry on Duty: Jul 19, 1985
*Termination of Appointment: Nov 23, 1987

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific *Affairs
*Name: Frederick M. Bernthal
*State of Residency: District of Columbia
*Non-career appointee
*Appointment: May 23, 1988
*Entry on Duty: May 24, 1988
*Termination of Appointment: Mar 16, 1990

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
*Name: E. U. Curtis Bohlen
*State of Residency: Maine
*Non-career appointee
*Appointment: Jun 27, 1990
*Entry on Duty: Jun 27, 1990
*Termination of Appointment: Oct 31, 1992

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
*Name: Elinor G. Constable
*State of Residency: District of Columbia
*Foreign Service officer
*Appointment: May 26, 1993
*Entry on Duty: Jun 2, 1993
*Termination of Appointment: Sep 15, 1995

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
*Name: Eileen B. Claussen
*State of Residency: District of Columbia
*Non-career appointee
*Appointment: Dec 19, 1996
*Entry on Duty: Jan 29, 1997
*Termination of Appointment: Jul 18, 1997
*Note: Commissioned during a recess of the Senate. An earlier nomination of Jul 17, 1993, was not acted upon by the Senate.

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
*Name: David B. Sandalow
*State of Residency: District of Columbia
*Non-career appointee
*Appointment: Oct 26, 1999
*Entry on Duty: Oct 28, 1999
*Termination of Appointment: Jan 19, 2001

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
*Name: John F. Turner
*State of Residency: Texas
*Non-career appointee
*Appointment: Nov 5, 2001
*Entry on Duty: Nov 13, 2001
*Termination of Appointment: Jul 11, 2005

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
*Name: Claudia A. McMurray
*State of Residency: Virginia
*Non-career appointee
*Appointment: February 17, 2006
*Entry on Duty: February 21, 2006
*Termination of Appointment:

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