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April 28, 2022



Natale H. Bellocchi, former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state in the bureau of intelligence and research and ambassador to the republic of botswana, has been appointed as chairman of the board and managing director of the American Institute in Taiwan, according to an announcement by the board of trustees of the AIT Thursday. He is the successor of David Laux. Laux has been hired by the USA-ROC Economic Council as its new president.

Bellocchi had been serving as the international affairs advisor at the industrial college of the armed forces since 1988. He entered the U.S. foreign service in 1955. Following five years of service as a diplomatic courier, Bellocchi was assigned as administrative assistant at the U.S. consulate general in Hong Kong in 1960.
In 1962, he served as the general services officer at the American embassy in Vientiane, Laos.

Bellocchi took Chinese language training in Taichung, Taiwan, the Republic of China, from 1963 to 1964, and then became assistant commmercial attache in Taipei, where he served until 1967.

In 1968-69, he was chief of the U.S. commercial unit in Hong Kong.

Bellocchi returned to Washington in 1970 for economic training. In 1971, he was a deputy province senior advisor in central Vietnam, and then commercial attache at the American embassy in Saigon. He was commercial counselor in Tokyo during the next two years.

In 1974-75, Bellocchi attended the senior seminar in foreign policy in Washington, and thereafter was detailed for one year to the U.S. Department of Treasury.
He went to new Delhi, India, in 1976 as economic counselor and returned to Hong Kong as deputy principal officer in 1979.

Bellocchi became deputy assistant secretary of state in the bureau of intelligence and research in 1981, and was appointed to be ambassador to the Republic of Botswana in 1985.

Born on July 5, 1926, in little falls, New York, Bellocchi received a bachelor of science degree in industrial management from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1948 and another in foreign service from Georgetown University in 1954.

He is married to the former Lilan Liu, and they have two children. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953.

*Date: JULY 6, 1990 | Copyright 1990 Central News Agency