Nominations, June 1, 1981

Nomination of Richard Mulberry To Be Inspector General of the Department of the Interior

June 1, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Mulberry as Inspector General at the Department of the Interior.

Mr. Mulberry has more than 30 years of public accounting experience and, since 1963, has been executive partner with Fox & Co. in Dallas, Tex. From 1960 to 1963, he was with the accounting firm of LaFrance, Walker, Jockley & Saville, which later merged with Fox & Co. From 1956 to 1960, he was with Smith, Mulberry & Saville (cofounder).

Mr. Mulberry graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. degree in 1948. He received his M.B.A. from Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1949. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for more than 30 years, including combat during World War II, Korea, and in Vietnam on special assignments. Mr. Mulberry attained the rank of major general, the highest rank possible in the Reserve.

Mr. Mulberry was born March 14, 1920, in Scott County, Ky. He is married, with two daughters, and resides in Dallas, Tex.

Nomination of Robert Sherwood Dillon To Be United States Ambassador to Lebanon

June 1, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Sherwood Dillon as Ambassador to Lebanon. He would succeed John Gunther Dean, who is resigning.

Mr. Dillon was a research analyst with the Department of Defense from 1951 to 1956. From 1956 to 1958, he was consular officer in Puerto La Cruz (Department of State). He attended economic studies at Princeton University from 1958 to 1959. In the Department he was economic officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs and attended Turkish language training (1959 - 60) at the Foreign Service Institute. He was economic officer in Izmir (1960 - 62) and political officer in Ankara (1962 - 66). He was personnel officer in the Department (1966 - 68), special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1968 - 69), and attended French language training at the Foreign Defense College in Rome. From 1970 to 1971, he was deputy principal officer in Istanbul. He was Director of Turkish Affairs in the Department from 1971 to 1974. From 1974 to 1977, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Kuala Lampur, in Ankara (1977 - 80), and since 1980 as Deputy Chief of Mission in Cairo.

Mr. Dillon was born January 7, 1929, in Chicago, Ill. He received his B.A. in 1951 from Duke University. In 1971 he received the Meritorious Honor Award and Group Superior Honor Award. He is a resident of Arlington, Va.