Nominations, May 28, 1981

Nomination of William Bradford Reynolds To Be an Assistant Attorney General

May 28, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Bradford Reynolds to be an Assistant Attorney General (Civil Rights Division), Department of Justice.

Mr. Reynolds has been a litigation partner with the law firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge, Washington, D.C., since 1973. From 1970 to 1973, he was assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, Erwin Griswold. In 1967 - 70 he was an associate with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, N.Y. In 1966 he was assistant to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn.

Mr. Reynolds received his B.A. degree from Yale University in 1964 and his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1967.

Mr. Reynolds is married, with four children, and resides in Potomac, Md. He was born June 21, 1942, in Bridgeport, Conn.

Nomination of Charles H. Price II To Be United States Ambassador to Belgium

May 28, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles H. Price II as Ambassador to Belgium. He would succeed Anne Cox Chambers, who has resigned.

Mr. Price served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1955. He is presently chairman of the board of the American Bank and Trust Co., of Kansas City, Mo. From 1955 to the present, he has been with the Price Candy Co. and is serving as president or chairman of the board of American Mortgage Co., Price Bank Building Corp., American Bancorporation, Inc., Linwood Securities Co., Twenty-one Central United, Inc. Since 1976 he has also been chairman of several businesses in Boise, Idaho.

He has received the Alumni Award from the University of Missouri School of Business and Public Administration; Award of Appreciation, Midwest Research Institute; and Outstanding Achievement Award, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Performing Arts Center.

Mr. Price was born April 1, 1931, in Kansas City, Mo. He attended Wentworth Military Academy and the University of Missouri.

Nomination of Charles W. Bray III To Be United States Ambassador to Senegal

May 28, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Charles W. Bray III, of Maryland, as Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal. He would succeed Walter C. Carrington, who has resigned.

Mr. Bray entered the Foreign Service in 1958 was and information specialist in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Department of State. He was consular officer in Cebu (1961 - 63) and political officer in Bangui (1963 - 65). From 1965 to 1966, he was personnel officer in the Bureau of African Affairs. He attended economic studies at the University of Maryland from 1966 to 1967. He was special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 1967 to 1968. From 1968 to 1969, he took a leave of absence to become program director of the American Foreign Service Association in Washington, D.C.

Since 1969 he has served in the Department as Deputy Director of the Office of North African Affairs (1969 - 70), Director of Public Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs (1970 - 71), Spokesman for the Department of State and Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Press Relations (1971 - 73), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (1976 - 77). From 1977 to 1981, he was Deputy Director of the International Communication Agency.

Mr. Bray served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. He was adjunct lecturer at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, from 1973 to 1974.

He was born October 24, 1933, in New York, N.Y. He received his A.B. degree in 1955 from Princeton University.

Nomination of Maxwell M. Rabb To Be United States Ambassador to Italy

May 28, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Maxwell M. Rabb, of New York, as Ambassador to Italy. He would succeed Richard N. Gardner, who has resigned.

Mr. Rabb served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant from 1944 to 1946. From 1935 to 1937 and from 1946 to 1951, he was a partner in the law firm of Rabb and Rabb, Boston, Mass. Since 1958 he has been senior partner in the law firm of Stroock, Stroock and Lavan, New York, N.Y.

His government experience began in 1937 when he was administrative assistant to United States Senator Henry Cabot Lodge until 1943. In 1944 he was administrative assistant to United States Senator Sinclair Weeks. He was legal and legislative consultant to Secretary of Navy Forrestal in 1946, and in 1952 he was consultant to the United States Senate Rules Committee. From 1953 to 1958, he served as Presidential Assistant and Secretary of the Cabinet of the United States and from January-October 1953 was also Associate Counsel to the President. He has actively served on numerous committees and commissions since 1958.

Mr. Rabb was born September 28, 1910, in Boston, Mass. He graduated (A.B.) in 1932 from Harvard College and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1935.

Nomination of Jane Abell Coon To Be United States Ambassador to Bangladesh

May 28, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Jane Abell Coon, of New Hampshire, as Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh. She would succeed David T. Schneider, who is resigning.

Mrs. Coon began her government career in 1951 in the State Department as foreign affairs officer, then intelligence research analyst. She was appointed a Foreign Service officer in 1956 and served in Karachi, Bombay, New Delhi, and the Department, prior to resigning in 1967. She returned to the Department in 1976 as international relations officer in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. From 1977 to 1979, she was Director of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh Affairs. Since 1979 she has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs.

Mrs. Coon was born May 9, 1929, in Durham, N.H. She graduated (B.A.) in 1951 from the College of Wooster. She is married to Carleton S. Coon, Jr., and has six stepchildren.