WASHINGTON (Aug. 27)
Charles Bray III, special assistant to Secretary of State William P. Rogers, has announced that he is leaving his post as chief spokesman for the State Department on Sept. 3, the day Rogers’ resignation takes effect. Bray told newsmen he was leaving because he disliked the “style” of Secretary of State-designate Dr. Henry A. Kissinger.
It was not clear today whether Bray, a 39-year-old career Foreign Service officer, was resigning from the service or would ask for a reassignment. State Department sources said a clarification may be forthcoming from Bray tomorrow. No other resignations have been announced or rumored since President Nixon nominated Dr. Kissinger to the post of Secretary of State last week. Department sources said the Department’s Near East division would remain intact.