Nominations & Appointments, July 31, 1981

Nomination of William Courtney Sherman To Be United States Deputy Representative in the Security Council of the United Nations

July 31, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Courtney Sherman to be Deputy Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Richard Wilson Petree.

Mr. Sherman served in Seoul as instruction administrator with the United States Army (1946 - 48) and as research assistant with the Economic Cooperation Administration (1948 - 50). He entered the Foreign Service in 1951 as research analyst with the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. In 1952 - 54 he was vice consul in Yokohama and political officer in Tokyo in 1954 - 56. In the Department he was intelligence research specialist (1956 - 58) and Belgian desk officer (1958 - 60). He was political officer in Rome in 1960 - 65. He was in the Department as supervisory personnel officer (1965 - 66) and special assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration (1966 - 67). In 1967 - 68 he attended the National War College. He was principal officer in Kobe-Osaka in 1968 - 70 and counselor for political affairs in Tokyo in 1970 - 73. In the Department he was supervisory personnel officer (1973 - 74) and director of Japanese affairs (1974 - 77). In 1977 - 81 he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Tokyo.

Mr. Sherman graduated from the University of Louisville (B.A., 1946). He served in the United States Navy in 1943 - 46 and in 1950 - 51. He is a recipient of the Department of State's Superior Service Award (1980). He is married, has three children, and resides in Reston, Va. He was born September 27, 1923, in Edmonton, Ky.

Nomination of Ronald I. Spiers To Be United States Ambassador to Pakistan

July 31, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ronald I. Spiers, of Vermont, to be Ambassador to Pakistan. He would succeed Arthur W. Hummel, Jr., who has been named Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

In 1950 - 55 Mr. Spiers was foreign affairs analyst with the United States Atomic Energy Commission. In 1955 he came to the Department of State as foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. In 1957 - 61 he was officer in charge of disarmament affairs in the Office of the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State. He was Director of the Office of Political Affairs with the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in 1961 - 62. In the Department, in 1962 - 66 he was Deputy Director, then Director, of NATO Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs. He was counselor for political affairs in London in 1966 - 69 and Director of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs in the Department in 1969 - 73. In 1973 - 74 he was Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. He was Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister) in London in 1974 - 77 and in 1977 - 80, Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey. Since 1980 he has been Director of Intelligence and Research in the Department.

Mr. Spiers graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1948) and Princeton University (M.P.A., 1950). He served in the United States Navy in 1943 - 46. He is married, has four children, and resides in South Londonderry, Vt. He was born July 9, 1925, in Orange, N.J.

Appointment of Stanton D. Anderson as a Member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations

July 31, 1981

The President today announced the appointment of Stanton D. Anderson as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations. He will succeed Myer Rashish.

Mr. Anderson is currently senior partner with the law firm of Anderson, Hibey, Nauheim and Blair of Washington, D.C. During the transition period, he served as director of the economic affairs group. During the Presidential campaign, he served as couselor to the Reagan-Bush Committee. He also served as general counsel to the 1980 Republican National Convention. In 1973 - 75 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, and in 1971 - 73 he was Staff Assistant to the President. Mr. Anderson was with the law firm of Surrey and Morse, of Washington, D.C., in 1968 - 80, except for his time in government service. He has also served as assistant traffic manager of Pacific Northwest Bell, in Salem, Oreg., in 1965 - 66.

Mr. Anderson graduated from Westmore College, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1962) and Willamette University School of Law, Salem, Oreg. (1969). He has two children and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born October 18, 1940, in Portland, Oreg.

Appointment of Henry G. Cisneros as a Member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism

July 31, 1981

The President today announced the appointment of Henry G. Cisneros as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism.

Since May 1981 Mr. Cisneros has served as mayor of the city of San Antonio, Tex. In 1975 - 81 he was a member of the City Council of San Antonio. He has been a faculty member, Division of Environmental Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio, since 1974. In 1971 he was White House fellow and assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. Mr. Cisneros was assistant to the executive vice president, National League of Cities, in 1970.

Mr. Cisneros is a member of the board of the National League of Cities and the Council on Urban Economic Development. He graduated from Texas A & M University (B.A., 1968; M.A., 1970); John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (M.A., 1973); and George Washington University (Ph. D., 1975).

He is married, has two children, and resides in San Antonio, Tex. He was born June 11, 1947.