Nominations

Nomination of Charles M. Lichenstein To Be Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations

February 3, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Charles M. Lichenstein as Alternate Representative, [Special] Political Affairs, to the United Nations.

Since 1979 Mr. Lichenstein has been an independent consultant. His principal clients included the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, the Consortium for the Study of Intelligence, and the National Strategy Information Center. From 1975 to 1979, he was senior vice president with the Public Broadcasting Service in Washington, D.C. Mr. Lichenstein was Special Assistant to the President in 1974. He was special assistant and, later, administrative assistant to Chairman Dean Burch at the Federal Communications Commission from 1971 to 1974. From 1969 to 1971, Mr. Lichenstein was special assistant to Secretary Robert Finch at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and later Counsellor to the President.

From 1965 to 1968, he was a founding trustee, director of publications, and executive director of the Free Society Association in Washington, D.C. He was a freelance writer for Senator Goldwater and director of research for the Goldwater for President Committee and the Republican National Committee from 1963 to 1965. From 1959 to 1963, he was a research assistant to Richard Nixon. Mr. Lichenstein was an instructor in political science at the University of Notre Dame in 1958 - 59. He was a junior officer trainee, current intelligence analyst (Near East), and Special Projects Director (Office of Training) with the Central Intelligence Agency from 1952 to 1956.

Mr. Lichenstein received a B.A., M.A., and Ph. D. from Yale University. He served as an assistant instructor in political science at Yale and Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Conn., in 1957 - 58. He resides in Washington, D.C., and was born on September 20, 1926.

Nomination of Marshall Brement To Be Deputy United States Representative to the United Nations

February 3, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Marshall Brement as Deputy Representative to the United Nations.

In 1979 Mr. Brement was a staff member with the National Security Council, responsible for U.S.S.R., Eastern Europe, and East-West relations. In 1978-79 he was political counselor with the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain. In 1977 he was with the RAND Corp.

From 1974 to 1976, he was political counselor with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and was minister-counselor for public affairs with the U.S. Embassy in Saigon in 1973 - 74. From 1970 to 1973, he was counselor for public affairs with the U.S. Embassy in Djakarta. From 1967 to 1970, Mr. Brement was chief, political section, of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore.

In 1966 he was a National Institute of Public Affairs fellow at Stanford University. He served as second secretary with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow from 1964 to 1966. Mr. Brement was chief, internal political section, with the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong in 1961 - 63. In 1960 - 61 he was director of the press monitoring unit, U.S. Consulate General, in Hong Kong.

Mr. Brement in fluent in Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Indonesian, French, Spanish, and Hebrew. He was graduated from Brooklyn College (B.A., 1952) and the University of Maryland (M.A., 1955). He was in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1954. Mr. Brement resides in Washington, D.C., and is 48 years old.

Nomination of Elliott Abrams To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

February 3, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Elliott Abrams as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations. Mr. Abrams is currently an attorney with the Washington law firm of Verner, Lupert, Bernhard and McPherson.

From 1977 to 1979, Mr. Abrams served as special counsel to Senator Daniel Moynihan. In 1975 - 76 he served in the same capacity for Senator Henry Jackson. From 1970 to 1973, he was an attorney with the Boston firm of Breed, Abbott and Morgan.

Mr. Abrams received his B.A. degree from Harvard University in 1969, an M.Sc. degree from the London School of Economics in 1970, and his J.D. in 1973 from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Abrams is 33 years old and a resident of Washington, D.C.

Nomination of Thomas Weir Pauken To Be Director of ACTION

February 3, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Thomas Weir Pauken as Director of the ACTION agency. Since 1974 Mr. Pauken has been a practicing attorney and ran for the Texas State Senate in 1976 and the U.S. Congress in 1978 and 1980. He lost the races by small margins.

In 1967 he enlisted in the United States Army and served for 3 years on active duty. A year later he received a direct commission as a lieutenant in military intelligence and served in Vietnam. He was discharged with the rank of first lieutenant. Upon completing his military service, Mr. Pauken was Associate Director of the White House Fellowship program and a White House staff assistant.

In 1965 Mr. Pauken was elected national chairman of the College Republicans, and he served for 2 years as a chief spokesman for the Republican Party on campuses where he participated in hundreds of symposiums and debates.

In 1961 Mr. Pauken entered Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., on an academic scholarship. While in college, he worked for Senator John Tower and Representative Bill Stinson.

Mr. Pauken is married to the former Ida Ayala of Corpus Christi, Tex., and has five children. He resides with his family in Mesquite, Tex. Mr. Pauken was born on January 11, 1944.

Nomination of David S. Swoap To Be Under Secretary of Health and Human Services

February 3, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate David B. Swoap to be Under Secretary of Health and Human Services. Mr. Swoap is currently legislative director in the office of William Armstrong, United States Senator from Colorado, a position in which he has served since February 1979.

From October 1976 to February 1979, Mr. Swoap served as a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. He served as a senior research associate with the Republican Study Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives from February 1975 to October 1976, and from February 1974 to January 1975, Mr. Swoap served as director of the California State Department of Benefit Payments. From May 1973 to February 1974, he served as director of the California State Department of Social Welfare, and from March to May 1973, he served as chief deputy director and acting director of that department. Mr. Swoap served as assistant secretary of the California State Personnel Board from February 1972 to March 1973, and from February 1967 to February 1972, he served as district coordinator for California State Senator Howard Way. Mr. Swoap served as a consultant to the California Senate Fact Finding Committee on Labor and Welfare from September 1965 to February 1967, and from September 1964 to August 1965, he served as assistant administrative analyst in the office of the legislative analyst of the joint legislative budget committee of the Califronia State legislature. Mr. Swoap was employed by the Conlin Travel Bureau (Ann Arbor, Mich.) from January to May 1964 and served as a legislative assistant to California Assemblyman Hoston Flournoy from September to December 1962. From 1956 to 1958, he served as clerk in the office of Congressman Donald E. Tewes (Wisconsin).

Mr. Swoap received a B.A. degree from Denison University in 1959 and an M.A. (in government) from Claremont Graduate School in 1961. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. He served as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve from February 1963 to January 1969. Mr. Swoap is a member of the American Public Welfare Association and the National Welfare Fraud Association.

Mr. Swoap was born on August 12, 1937. He is single and resides in Fairfax, Va.