Nominations & Appointments, June 14, 1982

Nomination of Robert Werner Duemling To Be United States Ambassador to Suriname

June 14, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Werner Duemling, of California, as Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname. He would succeed John J. Crowley, Jr.

Mr. Duemling was an instructor at Yale University from 1952 to 1953. He served in the United States Navy as lieutenant from 1953 to 1957. He began his Foreign Service career in 1957 and was foreign affairs officer in the Executive Secretariat in the Department from 1958 to 1960. He was staff assistant to the Ambassador and then political officer in Rome (1960 - 63), consular officer, then economic officer in Kuala Lumpur (1963 - 65), and principal officer in Kuching (1965 - 66). In the Department, he was economic officer for the Malaysia and Singapore Desk (1966 - 67), and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Staff Director of the East Asian Interdepartmental Group (1967 - 70). He was Special Assistant for Expo Liaison in Osaka-Kobe (1970), attended Japanese language training in Yokohama (1970 - 71), and was Chief of the External Political Section in Tokyo (1971 - 74). In the Department, he was Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State from 1974 to 1976. From 1976 to 1980, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Ottawa. He was a member of the Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs in the Department from 1980 to 1981, and was Chief of the National Contingents Section of the Multinational Force and Observers (Sinai) from 1981 to 1982. Mr. Duemling's foreign languages are Italian, French, Japanese, and Spanish.

Mr. Duemling was born February 8, 1929, in Ann Arbor, Mich. He received his B.A. (1950) and M.A. (1953) from Yale University.

Nomination of George W. Landau To Be United States Ambassador to Venezuela

June 14, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate George W. Landau, of Maryland, as Ambassador to Venezuela. He would succeed William H. Luers.

Mr. Landau served in private business as an executive of a shipping company (1942 - 55) and as general manager of an American automobile distributor in Colombia (1955 - 57). In 1957 he began his career in the Foreign Service as commercial attache and Chief of the Economic Section in Montevideo. From 1962 to 1965, he was political officer, then Deputy Chief of Mission in Madrid, and attended the Canadian National Defence College from 1965 to 1966. He was Country Director of the Office of Spanish and Portuguese Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs in the Department from 1966 to 1972. He was Ambassador to Paraguay (1972 - 77) and Ambassador to Chile (1977 - 82). From January to April 1982, he served as Executive Director of the Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba in the Department. Mr. Landau's foreign languages are German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Mr. Landau was born March 4, 1920, in Vienna, Austria, and became a naturalized citizen in 1943. He attended Pace College and New York University and received his A.A. in 1969 from George Washington University.

Appointment of Two Members of the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education

June 14, 1982

The President announced that he has appointed Joan M. Gubbins and Joyce Van Schaack to be members of the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education for terms expiring July 27, 1982. In addition, Mrs. Van Schaack will serve for a full 4-year term expiring July 27, 1986.

Joan M. Gubbins, of Indiana, is actively involved in community affairs. She served as State senator in 1968 - 1980 and served on various committees, including the education committee, public health and welfare committee, and the public policy committee. She currently serves as producer-moderator of the Educational Radio Program and as president of J.M.G. Consulting Enterprises. She attended the University of Illinois. She is married, has two children, and resides in Noblesville, Ind. She was born July 2, 1929. She succeeds Gene A. Budig.

Joyce Van Schaack, of California, is outreach program coordinator for the California Republican Party. In addition, she is an instructor at the Los Angeles Mission College in San Fernando. She is corporate secretary and treasurer for J. L. Van Schaack and Associates, Inc., in Los Angeles. She graduated from California State University at Northridge (B.A., 1974; M.A., 1975). She is married, has three children, and resides in Tarzana, Calif. She was born July 30, 1930. She succeeds Jose E. Serrano.

Appointment of the 1982 - 83 White House Fellows

June 14, 1982

The President today announced the appointments of the 1982 - 83 White House fellows. This is the 18th class of fellows since the program began in 1964.

The 14 fellows were chosen from among 1,200 applicants and screened by 11 regional panels. The President's Commission on White House Fellowships, chaired by Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale (USN-Ret.), interviewed the 32 national finalists before recommending the following persons to the President. Their year of government service will begin on September 1, 1982.

The 1982 - 83 White House fellows are:

Catherine Lynn Olson Anderson, 34, of Hopkins, Minn., assistant Hennepin County attorney, criminal trial division, Minneapolis, Minn.;

Michael L. Campbell, 35, of Clarksburg, Calif., owner, Campbell Farms, Clarksburg, Calif.;

Paula H. J. Cholmondeley, 35, of Short Hills, N.J., vice president of strategic planning and programs, Westinghouse Elevator Co., Short Hills, N.J.;

Clayton M. Christensen, 30, of Belmont, Mass., project manager, the Boston Consulting Group, Inc., Boston, Mass.;

Jonathan S. Gration, 30, of Wheaton, Ill., captain, United States Air Force, Technical Assistance Field Team, Kenya;

Paul T. Hasse, 27, of Silver Spring, Md., chairman of HALT -- An Organization of Americans for Legal Reform, Inc., Washington, D.C.;

Frank G. Klotz, 31, of Colorado Springs, Colo., captain, United States Air Force, assistant professor of political science, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs;

Douglas W. Kmiec, 30, of Notre Dame, Ind., associate professor of law, University of Notre Dame, Ind.;

Kathy Stroh Mendoza, 38, of New York City, president of Vis-A-Vis Information Design, New York City;

Daniel T. Oliver, 37, of Orange Park, Fla., commander, United States Navy, Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN, homeported at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.;

Sharon Ivey Richie, 32, of Upper Marlboro, Md., major, United States Army, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.;

William L. Roper, 33, of Birmingham, Ala., health officer, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Ala.;

Adis M. Vila, 28, of Miami, Fla., attorney, Paul & Thomson, Miami, Fla.;

Diane Welch Vines, 36, of Brookline, Mass., assistant professor of psychiatric nursing, Boston University, and partner/psychotherapist, Beacon Associates, Brookline, Mass.

Established to provide outstanding Americans with firsthand experience in the process of governing the Nation, the White House Fellowships program is open to U.S. citizens in the early stages of their careers from all occupations and professions. Federal Government employees are not eligible, with the exception of career Armed Forces personnel.

In addition to their job assignments as special assistants to the Vice President, Cabinet officers, and to members of the President's principal staff, the fellows participate in an extensive education program that includes off-the-record seminar meetings with ranking government officials, scholars, journalists, and leaders from other segments of private life.

Leadership, intellectual and professional ability, and commitment to community and Nation are the broad criteria employed in the selection of fellows.

Applications and further information are available from the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, 712 Jackson Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20503; (202) 395 - 4522.