Nominations, October 31, 1981

Nomination of Milan D. Bish To Be United States Ambassador to Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda and Representative to St. Christopher-Nevis

October 31, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Milan D. Bish, of Nebraska, to be Ambassador to Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda. The President also intends to designate Mr. Bish to be United States Representative to the State of St. Christopher-Nevis. He would succeed Sally Angela Shelton.

Mr. Bish is president of Mid-Continent Enterprises, a company engaged in land development, property management, and residential construction. Prior to founding this company, Mr. Bish was associated with and served as president of the Bish Machinery Co., a distributor of material-handling equipment and farm machinery. Since 1979 he has been a partner in the Bish and Son Cattle Co., and highway commissioner for the State of Nebraska. He was a member of the Presidential transition team at the Department of the Interior in November 1980 to January 1981.

He graduated from Hastings College (B.A., 1950). He is married, has three children, and resides in Grand Island, Nebr. He was born July 1, 1929, in Harvard, Nebr.

Nomination of Janet J. McCoy To Be High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

October 31, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Janet J. McCoy to be High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. She would succeed Adrian P. Winkel.

Mrs. McCoy is currently retired and was director of the Reagan for President press office in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1976 and 1980. She has been extensively involved in California politics and has held press office positions in the Reagan for Governor campaign in 1966, Rockefeller for President in 1964, and Nixon for Governor in 1962.

In 1970 - 73 she was executive director of the Western American Convention & Travel Institute. Mrs. McCoy was director of the Office of Tourism and Visitor Services, State of California, in 1967 - 70.

Mrs. McCoy attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. She is married, has two grown children, and resides in Scottsburg, Oreg. She was born July 13, 1916, in Saginaw, Mich.