Nominations & Appointments, September 13, 1982

Nomination of Stephen W. Bosworth To Be a Member of the Board of the Panama Canal Commission

September 13, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen W. Bosworth to be a member of the Board of the Panama Canal Commission. He would succeed John Alden Bushnell.

Mr. Bosworth has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs at the Department of State since 1981. He served as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia in 1979 - 1981. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Resources and Food Policy in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs in 1976. He was previously Director of the Office of Fuels and Energy in the Department of State.

Mr. Bosworth joined the Department of State in 1961. His overseas assignments include service as vice consul at the American Embassy in Panama (1962 - 1963); principal officer at the American Consulate in Colon, Panama (1963 - 1964); economic officer at the American Embassy in Madrid, Spain (1967 - 1971); and economic officer at the American Embassy in Paris, France (1971 - 1974). He also served as Panama desk officer at the Department of State in 1964 - 1966.

He graduated from Dartmouth College (B.A., 1961). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born December 4, 1939.

Nomination of Everett Ellis Briggs To Be United States Ambassador to Panama

September 13, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Everett Ellis Briggs to be Ambassador to Panama. He would succeed Ambler Holmes Moss.

In 1956 Mr. Briggs entered the Foreign Service as an international relations officer in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs in the Department. In 1958 - 1960 he was political officer in La Paz. He attended German language training at the Foreign Service Institute in 1960 - 1961. He was staff assistant in Berlin (1961 - 1963), and political officer in Lisbon (1963 - 1967). In the Department, he was international relations officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (1967 - 1969), and desk officer for Portugal in the Bureau of European Affairs (1969 - 1971). He attended the National War College in 1971 - 1972. In 1972 - 1974 he was principal officer in Luanda. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Asuncion (1974 - 1978) and in Bogota (1978 - 1979). In the Department, he was Director of Mexican Affairs in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs in 1979 - 1981 and since 1981 has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.

He graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1956) and George Washington University (M.S., 1972). His foreign languages are Spanish, German, and Portuguese. He is married, has five children, and resides in Bethesda, Md. He was born April 6, 1934.

Appointment of Edmund Stohr as United States Representative on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization

September 13, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint Edmund Stohr to be the Representative of the United States on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization. He would succeed John E. Downs.

Mr. Stohr has been serving as director for agency and industry relations at the Air Transport Association of America since 1981. He has been in aviation for 40 years, 5 years with the United States Air Force and 35 years in a variety of staff and management positions with United Airlines. He was vice president of United Airlines for industry affairs. He was European director, United Airlines, in 1956 - 1961 and 1964 - 1970. He was sales manager for United in 1961 - 1964 and international sales manager in 1965.

Mr. Stohr graduated from the University of Illinois (B.S., 1941). He is married and resides in Palatine, Ill. He was born February 5, 1918.