Nominations, July 10, 1981

Nomination of Julia Chang Bloch To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development

July 10, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Julia Chang Bloch to be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development (Food and Peace), United States International Development Cooperation Agency, vice Calvin H. Raullerson, resigned.

Since 1980 Mrs. Bloch has been a fellow of the Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She was Deputy Director, Office of African Affairs, U.S. International Communication Agency, in 1977 - 80; chief minority counsel, Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, in 1976 - 77; professional staff member, minority staff, Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, in 1971 - 76; evaluation officer, Peace Corps, in 1968 - 70; training officer, East Asia and Pacific Region, Peace Corps, 1967 - 68; and Peace Corps volunteer in Sabah, Malaysia, in 1964 - 66.

Mrs. Bloch graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1964) and Harvard University (M.A., 1967). She is a recipient of the Hubert H. Humphrey Award for International Service. She is married and resides in Washington, D.C. She was born March 2, 1942, in Chefoo, China.

Nomination of John Langeloth Loeb, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Denmark

July 10, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate John Langeloth Loeb, Jr., of New York, to be Ambassador to Denmark, vice Warren Damian Manshel, resigned.

Mr. Loeb has been with Loeb, Rhoades and Co. of New York City since 1956, as general partner (1959 - 73) and limited partner (1973 - present). Since 1979 he has been president of John L. Loeb, Jr., Associates of New York, N.Y. He has also served as special adviser to Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller on environmental matters (1967 - 73); chairman of New York State Council on Environmental Advisors (1970 - 75) and of the Governor's Keep New York State Clean program (1971 - 75); and chairman of the Holly Sugar Corp. (1969 - 71). He has served as director of John Morrell and Co., Atlantico del Golfo, the American Star Insurance Co., International Rescue Committee, Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Rio Grande Industries.

Mr. Loeb graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1952) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1954). He served in the U.S. Air Force as first lieutenant in 1954 - 56. He has two children and resides in Purchase, N.Y. He was born May 2, 1930, in New York, N.Y.

Nomination of Keith Foote Nyborg To Be United States Ambassador to Finland

July 10, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Keith Foote Nyborg, of Idaho, to be Ambassador to Finland, vice James E. Goodby, resigned.

Mr. Nyborg has been with Finlandia Ranch since 1957 as manager, owner, and operator (1961 - 78), and since 1978 as president and general manager. He was personnel administration specialist with the United States Army in 1954 - 56. In 1952 he served as interpreter and guide for the United States Olympic Team in Helsinki. He was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Helsinki in 1950 - 52. He served with the Department of Agriculture Forest Service (1966 - 67), the Farmers Home Administration (1977 - 80), and Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of Interior (1978 - 80). He has been an instructor of the Finnish language at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho.

Mr. Nyborg attended Ricks College and is fluent in Finnish. He is married, has three children, and resides in Ashton, Idaho. He was born March 4, 1930, in Ashton, Idaho.

Nomination of Frederic L. Chapin To Be United States Ambassador to Guatemala

July 10, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frederic L. Chapin, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to Guatemala, vice Frank V. Ortiz, Jr., resigned.

Mr. Chapin was economic analyst in Paris with the Economic Cooperation Administration in 1950 - 52. In 1952 he became a Foreign Service officer and served as economic officer in Vienna. He was international relations officer in the Department of State in 1956 - 59. In 1959 - 61 he was political-labor officer in Managua, and charge d'affaires, then Deputy Chief of Mission in Fort Lamy in 1961 - 62. In the Department he was foreign affairs officer (1962 - 63), Special Assistant to Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1963 - 65), Executive Secretary with the Agency for International Development (1965 - 66), Foreign Service examiner (1966 - 67), Foreign Service inspector (1967 - 68), Country Director for Bolivia and Chile (1968 - 70), and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (1970 - 72). In 1972 - 78 he was Consul General in Sao Paulo, and Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1978 - 80. In 1980 - 81 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Inter-American Affairs. In 1981 he was charge d'affaires ad interim in San Salvador.

Mr. Chapin graduated from Harvard University (A.B., 1950). His foreign languages are German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is married, has four children, and resides in New Brunswick, N.J. He was born July 13, 1929, in New York, N.Y.

Nomination of Abraham Katz To Be United States Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

July 10, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Abraham Katz, of Florida, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with the rank of Ambassador, vice Herbert Salzman, resigned.

In 1950 Mr. Katz began his government career as foreign affairs officer in the Department of State. In 1951 - 53 he was principal officer in Merida and in 1953 - 55 economic officer in Mexico, D.F. In 1956 he attended Russian language training at the Foreign Service Institute, and in 1956 - 57 he attended graduate studies in Soviet affairs at Harvard University. He was intelligence research specialist in the Department in 1957 - 59. He was Secretary of Delegation in Paris/USRO (1959 - 64), and Counselor for Economic Affairs in Moscow (1964 - 66). He attended the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University in 1966 - 67. In 1967 - 74 he was Director of the Office of OECD, European Communities and Atlantic Political Economic Affairs in the Department. In 1974 he was head of the Task Force on International Energy Policy. In 1974 - 78 he was Deputy Chief of Mission to the United States Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. He was on detail to the Department of Commerce as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy and Research (1978 - 80) and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy (1980 - 81).

Mr. Katz graduated from Brooklyn College (B.A., 1948); Columbia University (M.I.A., 1950); and Harvard University (Ph. D., 1968). His foreign languages are French, Spanish, Russian, and Hebrew. Mr. Katz is married, has three children, and resides in Hollywood, Fla. He was born December 4, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y.