Nominations & Appointments, June 1, 1982

Nomination of Robert H. Phinny To Be United States Ambassador to Swaziland

June 1, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert H. Phinny to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Swaziland. He would succeed Richard Cavins Matheron.

Since 1957 Mr. Phinny has been self-employed with the R. H. Phinny Co. (investments and business interests) in Fremont, Mich. He was with Gerber Products Co., in Fremont, Mich., in 1949 - 1957 as salesman and then assistant to the director of public relations. He served in the United States Navy as lieutenant in 1942 - 1945.

Mr. Phinny graduated from Babson College, Mass. (B.S., 1948). He is married, has four children, and resides in Palm Springs, Calif. He was born March 15, 1921.

Appointment of William J. Kilberg as a Member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships

June 1, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint William J. Kilberg to be a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.

He is presently a partner in the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C. He was a partner in the firm of Breed, Abbott & Morgan in 1977 - 1980. He was Solicitor of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor, in 1973 - 1977. Previously he was Associate Solicitor for Labor Relations and Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Labor. He was General Counsel for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in 1970 - 1971.

Mr. Kilberg graduated from Cornell University (B.S., 1966) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1969). He is married, has four children, and resides in McLean, Va. He was born June 12, 1946.