Nominations & Appointments

Nomination of R. Richard Rubottom To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation

December 8, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate R. Richard Rubottom to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring September 20, 1988. He would succeed Alberto Ibarguen.

Mr. Rubottom is currently serving as foreign relations adviser to Gov. William P. Clements; chairman of the Good Neighbor Commission of Texas; and U.S. representative on the Inter-American Boy Scout Council in Dallas, Tex. He was president of the University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico, in 1971 - 1973, and served as director of the Center of Ibero-American Civilization, Southern Methodist University, in 1975 - 1977. Mr. Rubottom was with the Department of State in 1947 - 1964, serving in foreign service posts in Latin America and Spain, and in Washington, D.C.

He graduated from Southern Methodist University (B.A., 1932; M.A., 1933). He received an LL.D. (honorary) from Southwestern College in 1968. He is married, has three children, and resides in Dallas, Tex. He was born February 13, 1912.

Nomination of Two Members of the Board for International Broadcasting

December 8, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Board for International Broadcasting for a term expiring April 28, 1985:

Thomas F. Ellis would succeed Charles David Ablard. He is a partner in the law firm of Maupin, Taylor & Ellis, P.A., in Raleigh, N.C. He was special counsel for the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education in 1955 - 1956 and an assistant United States attorney in 1952 - 1954. He graduated from the University of North Carolina (B.S., 1943) and the University of Virginia (J.D., 1948). He is married, has two children, and resides in Raleigh, N.C. He was born August 10, 1920.

Michael Novak would succeed Thomas H. Quinn. He is currently serving as resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also adjunct professor of religion at Syracuse University. He was a writer with Universal Press Syndicate in 1976 - 1980 and since 1979 with the National Review. He graduated from Stonehill College (A.B., 1956), Gregorian University in Rome, Italy (B.T., 1958), and Harvard University (M.A., 1965). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born September 9, 1933.

Appointment of Two Members of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and Designation as Chairman and Vice Chairman

December 8, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Both are new positions.

Rand V. Araskog will be designated Chairman. He is president, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of International Telephone & Telegraph World Communications. He is married, has three children, and resides in Smoke Rise, Kinnelon, N.J. He was born October 30, 1931.

Joseph V. Charyk will be designated Vice Chairman. He is president and chief executive officer of Communications Satellite Corp. in Washington, D.C. He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born September 9, 1920.