Nominations & Appointments, December 10, 1982

Nomination of Lewis Arthur Tambs To Be United States Ambassador to Colombia

December 10, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lewis Arthur Tambs to be Ambassador to Colombia. He would succeed Thomas D. Boyatt.

Mr. Tambs served in the United States Army in 1945 - 1947 and in 1950 - 1951. In 1953 - 1954 he was an assistant plant engineer at Standard Brands, Inc., in San Francisco, Calif. He was in Venezuela as pipeline engineer at Creole Petroleum (1954 - 1957) and general manager of CACYP-Instalaciones Petroleras (1957 - 1959). From 1960 to 1961, he was cryogenic small piping designer at AirReduction Corp. in San Francisco. He was teaching and research assistant at the University of California at Berkeley (1961 - 1964) and instructor, then assistant professor of history at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebr. (1965 - 1969). In 1969 - 1982 he was with Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., as assistant professor of history (1969 - 1970), associate professor (1970 - 1975), and professor (1975 - 1982). In 1972 - 1975 he was also director of the Center for Latin American Studies. Since 1982 he has been a consultant to the National Security Council at the White House.

He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (B.S.I.E., 1953) and the University of California at Santa Barbara (M.A., 1962; Ph. D., 1967). His foreign languages are Spanish and Portuguese. He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born July 7, 1927, in San Diego, Calif.

Nomination of Paul H. Lamboley To Be a Member of the Interstate Commerce Commission

December 10, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul H. Lamboley to be a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission for the remainder of the term expiring December 31, 1984. He would succeed Darius W. Gaskins, Jr.

Mr. Lamboley is presently an attorney at law in private practice in Reno, Nev. He was an associate attorney with the firm of Woodburn, Forman, Wedge, Blakey, Folsom & Hug in Reno, Nev., in 1968-1969 and served as law clerk for the Nevada Supreme Court in 1967-1968.

He graduated from the University of Notre Dame (B.S., 1962) and the University of Wisconsin (J.D., 1967). He is married, has two children, and resides in Reno, Nev. He was born July 17, 1940.

Appointment of Three Members of the Acid Precipitation Task Force

December 10, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Acid Precipitation Task Force:

James R. Mahoney will succeed Richard Sommer. He is currently serving as senior vice president of the Environmental Research and Technology, Inc., in Concord, Mass. He is married, has six children, and resides in Roslindale, Mass. He was born September 19, 1938.

John J. McKetta, Jr., Ph. D., will succeed Gaylord Nelson. He is professor of chemical engineering at the University of Texas in Austin. He is married, has four children, and resides in Austin, Tex. He was born October 17, 1915.

Ralph M. Perhac will succeed Anthony Mazzocchi. He is director of the environmental assessment department of the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, Calif. He has two children and resides in Menlo Park, Calif. He was born July 29, 1928.