Nomination of James L. Malone To Be Ambassador at Large While Serving as Special Representative of the President for the Law of the Sea Conference and Chief of Delegation

March 8, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate James L. Malone to be Ambassador at Large in connection with his appointment as Special Representative of the President for the Law of the Sea Conference and Chief of Delegation. He would succeed Elliot L. Richardson.

Mr. Malone served in the United States Army as first lieutenant in 1954 - 1956. He was development officer at Beloit College in 1959 - 1961. He was assistant dean and lecturer in law at the University of California in 1961 - 1967 and was dean and professor of law at the College of Law of Willamette University in 1967 - 1968. He was visiting professor of law at the School of Law of the University of Texas in 1969.

He was senior principal trial attorney at the Federal Maritime Commission from 1970 - 1971. With the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, he was Assistant General Counsel in 1971 - 1973, General Counsel and principal congressional liaison officer in 1973 - 1976, United States Representative to the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament, with the personal rank of Ambassador, in Washington and Geneva in 1976 - 1977, and Acting Director (January-May 1981). He was a consultant with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 1977 - 1978. He was principal attorney with Doub and Muntzing, Chartered Attorneys-at-Law, in Washington, D.C., in 1978 - 1981. Since 1981 he has been Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State, and Special Representative of the President for the Law of the Sea Conference and Chief of Delegation.

Mr. Malone was born December 22, 1931, in Los Angeles, Calif. He graduated magna cum laude (B.A.) in 1953 from Pomona College and received his J.D. in 1959 from Stanford Law School. He is married, has three children, and resides in McLean, Va.

Note: Mr. Malone's nomination, which was submitted to the Senate on March 11, was withdrawn by the President on July 27.