Bonn formally approves Burns as US ambassador
Bonn — West Germany has formally approved the appointment of Arthur F. Burns as US ambassador to Bonn. He succeeds Walter J. Stoessel, who left in January to take a different Reagan administration post.
Mr. Burns, chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank from 1950 to 1978, was nominated last month, and West Germany welcomed the appointment then. A spokesman said Chancellor Helmut Schmidt values Mr. Burns as one of America's most distinguished public figures, and the appointment was a sign of the importance President Reagan gave to German-American relations and political cooperation between the two countries.