Nominations, June 19, 1981

Nomination of J. Raymond Bell To Be a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, and Designation as Chairman

June 19, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Raymond Bell to be a member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, Department of Justice, for a term expiring September 30, 1982, vice Richard W. Yarborough. Upon confirmation, the President intends to designate Mr. Bell Chairman.

Mr. Bell is an attorney and public relations professional. He was appointed by President Nixon, reappointed by President Ford, as Chairman, Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States. Previously, he was vice president, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.; attorney with the firm of Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman and Kuchel in California; vice president, advertising and public relations, Capital Airlines; eastern publicity manager, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; director, advertising and publicity, Loew's Theatres; and a reporter for the Detroit Times.

He was president, New York and Washington chapters, Public Relations Society of America, and chairman, public relations advisory committee, Air Transport Association, for two terms. Mr. Bell graduated from Atlanta Law School (LL.B., 1930).

Mr. Bell is married, has six children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born January 7, 1908, in New Orleans, La.

Nomination of Frank H. Conway To Be a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States

June 19, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank H. Conway to be a member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, Department of Justice, for the remainder of the term expiring September 30, 1981, vice Ralph W. Emerson. The President intends to reappoint Mr. Conway for a term expiring September 30, 1984.

Since 1975 Mr. Conway has been an attorney with the firm of Jameson, Locke and Fullerton, of Wellesley, Mass. Previously, since 1935, he was associated with the New England Telephone and Telegraph Co., where he served as a management consultant, general labor relations supervisor, and division manager.

Mr. Conway served in the U.S. Army in 1942 - 46. He is an active Republican and was a delegate to the 1980 Republican National Convention. He was cochairman of the Reagan-Bush committee (Massachusetts).

Mr. Conway graduated from Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1952) and Providence College (Ph. D., 1953). He is married, has four children, and resides in Wellesley, Mass. He was born May 2, 1913, in Providence, R.I.

Nomination of L. Ebersole Gaines To Be Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

June 19, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate L. Ebersole Gaines to be Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, United States International Development Cooperation Agency, vice Dean R. Axtell, resigned.

Since 1972 Mr. Gaines has been self - employed. Previously he was executive vice president and director, Diversa-Graphics, Inc., New York and Chicago, in 1969 - 72; marketing manager, Nationwide Papers, U.S. Plywood-Champion Paper, Chicago and New York, in 1967 - 69; sales manager, central metal division, Continental Can Co., New York and Chicago, in 1960 - 67; district manager, Cincinnati district, Plax Corp., Hartford, Conn., in 1953 - 60; and with the American Arbitration Association in 1951 - 53.

Mr. Gaines served in the U.S. Navy in 1945 - 46. He graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1951). He is married, has four children, and resides in Ketchum, Idaho. He was born April 21, 1927, in Charleston, W. Va.

Nomination of Bevis Longstreth To Be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission

June 19, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Bevis Longstreth to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 5, 1982, vice John S. R. Shad.

Since 1962 Mr. Longstreth has practiced law with the firm of Debevoise, Plimpton, Lyons & Gates, New York, N.Y. He was admitted to partnership in that firm in 1970. Mr. Longstreth has served as secretary on the Special Committee on Science and Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York in 1962 - 67. In 1967 - 79 he served as a member of the Committee on Professional Responsibility of the Bar Association. In 1963 - 73 he was a member, and later chairman, of the board of directors of Union Settlement Association, a neighborhood service and action agency.

Mr. Longstreth has written several publications on investment and behavioral research. He graduated from Princeton University (B.S.E., 1956) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1961). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1956 - 58. He is married, has three children, and resides in New York, N.Y. He was born January 29, 1934, in Princeton, N.J.

Nomination of Parker W. Borg To Be United States Ambassador to Mali

June 19, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Parker W. Borg to be United States Ambassador to the Republic of Mali, vice Anne F. Holloway, resigned.

Mr. Borg was a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching English in the Philippines in 1961 - 63. He entered the Foreign Service in 1965 as Foreign Service officer-general in Kuala Lumpur. In 1967 - 70 he was on detail to the Agency for International Development with the CORDS program in Vietnam. In the Department he was staff officer in the Executive Secretariat (1972 - 74), Special Assistant to the Director General of the Foreign Service (1972 - 74), and Special Assistant to the Secretary of State (1974 - 75). He was principal officer in Lubumbashi in 1976 - 78. In 1978 - 79 he was on detail to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, N.Y. Since 1979 he has been director of the Office of West African Affairs in the Department.

Mr. Borg graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1961) and Cornell University (M.P.A., 1965). His languages are French, Vietnamese, and Malay. He received the Department's Superior Honor Award in 1978. Mr. Borg resides in Washington, D.C. He was born May 25, 1939, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Nomination of Robert Strausz-Hupe To Be United States Ambassador to Turkey

June 19, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Strausz-Hupe to be United States Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, vice James W. Spain, resigned.

Since 1977 Mr. Strausz-Hupe has been diplomat in residence, then consultant, Foreign Policy Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). In 1976 - 77 he was United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank of Ambassador, Brussels. Previously he served as Ambassador to Sweden in 1974 - 76, Ambassador to Belgium in 1972 - 74, and Ambassador to Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives in 1970 - 72. Mr. Strausz-Hupe was professor of political science, University of Pennsylvania, in 1952 - 70; associate professor of political science in 1946 - 52; and special lecturer in 1940 - 46.

Mr. Strausz-Hupe has authored many publications on foreign policy. He was editor of Orbis in 1957 - 69 and a guest professor at the University of Munich (1978 - 79 and 1979 - 80) and the University of Munster (1980 - 81). He was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (M.A., 1945; Ph. D., 1946). He is fluent in German and French.

Mr. Strausz - Hupe is married and resides in Newton Square, Pa. He was born March 25, 1903, in Vienna, Austria.