Nominations & Appointments, February 23, 1982

Nomination of Peter Otto Murphy To Have the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as United States Negotiator on Textile Matters

February 23, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Peter Otto Murphy, of the District of Columbia, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Negotiator on Textile Matters. He would succeed Michael B. Smith.

Mr. Murphy joined the Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations in November 1974, to participate in the Multilateral Trade Negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland. During these negotiations, he participated in a number of nontariff measure issues and was responsible for the United States position on textile tariff negotiations. He has worked in the USTR's textile office since February 1977.

He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College (B.A., 1971) and Georgetown University (M.S.F.S., 1974). He was born March 23, 1948, in Providence, R.I.

Appointment of William P. Horn as a Commissioner of the United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission

February 23, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint William P. Horn to be a Commissioner of the U.S. Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. He would succeed Robert L. Herbst.

Mr. Horn is currently Deputy Under Secretary of the Interior. Previously he was staff assistant to the Secretary of the Interior. He was minority consultant to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, in 1977 - 81; special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior (Land and Water) in 1976 - 77; confidential assistant to the Secretary of Commerce in 1975 - 76; and acting executive director, House Republican Conference, U.S. House of Representatives, in 1975.

He graduated from the American University (B.A., 1972). He is married and resides in Falls Church, Va. He was born December 16, 1950, in Dover, Del.