Nominations & Appointments

Nomination of David Joseph Fischer To Be United States Ambassador to Seychelles

September 16, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate David Joseph Fischer, of Texas, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles. He would succeed William Caldwell Harrop.

Mr. Fischer entered the Foreign Service in 1961 as visa officer in Frankfurt, and was consular officer, then cultural affairs officer in Warsaw, in 1964 - 1968. He was foreign affairs political analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in the Department in 1968 - 1970, and was on detail to the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency as International Relations officer in 1970 - 1972. He was political officer in Sofia (1972 - 1974), and in Kathmandu (1974 - 1977). In the Department, he was political-military affairs officer (1977 - 1979), and Director of the Office of Public Programs (1978 - 1979). Since 1979 he has been Deputy Chief of Mission in Dar es Salaam.

He graduated from Brown University (B.A., 1960) and attended Harvard University Law School. His foreign languages are German, Polish, and Bulgarian. He was born February 18, 1939.

Nomination of Walter C. Wallace To Be a Member of the National Mediation Board

September 16, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Walter C. Wallace to be a member of the National Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 1984. He would succeed George S. Ives.

Mr. Wallace is presently serving as corporate counsel and director of industrial relations for Multiplant, national manufacturer of metal products. He was partner in the law firm of Ables & Wallace, Washington, D.C., in 1975 - 1980. He was president of Bituminous Coal Operators Association in Washington, D.C., in 1973 - 1975. He was vice president for administration of Hudson Pulp & Paper Corp., New York City, in 1962 - 1973. He was General Counsel for the Presidential Railroad Commission in 1961. He was Assistant Secretary of Labor (Manpower), Chief Staff Assistant to the Secretary of Labor, and United States Representative, International Labor Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, in 1955 - 1961.

He graduated from St. John's University (B.A., 1948) and Cornell Law School (LL.B., 1951). He is married, has one child, and resides in New York, N.Y. He was born March 25, 1924.

Nomination of Mary Carol Rudin To Be a Member of the Board of Governors of the United Service Organizations, Inc.

September 16, 1982

The President today designated Mary Carol Rudin as a member of the Board of Governors of the United Service Organizations, Inc., for a term of 3 years. She would succeed Jeff S. Wald.

Mrs. Rudin currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the following organizations: the Board for Integrative Biomedical Research (FIBER), a program established to investigate the effects of human aging; the Hereditary Disease Foundation; the South Coast Foundation; and the Blue Ribbon Club for the Los Angeles Music Center.

She graduated from the University of California (B.A., 1969) and California State University at Los Angeles (M.A., 1974). She resides in Santa Monica, Calif. She was born March 1, 1944.

Nomination of James K. Stewart To Be Director of the National Institute of Justice

September 16, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate James K. Stewart to be Director of the National Institute of Justice, Department of Justice. This is a new position.

Mr. Stewart is presently a White House fellow and Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States. He was division commander, criminal investigation division, Oakland Police Department, Oakland, Calif., in 1977 - 1981. He was with O'Rourke Associates, a police organizational development firm, in 1974 - 1981, and Stark Associates, a management consultant firm, in 1978 - 1981. He served in various positions with the Oakland Police Department. He was lieutenant in 1974, sergeant in 1971, and police officer in 1966.

He graduated from the University of Oregon (B.S., 1964) and California State University (M.P.A., 1979). He is married, has two children, and resides in Orinda, Calif. He was born November 28, 1942.

Appointment of Two Members of the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education

September 16, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following persons to be members of the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education:

Adolphus (Dolph) Andrews III, for the remainder of the term expiring January 17, 1983, succeeding Hope M. Roberts, and to be reappointed for the term expiring January 17, 1986. He is with Ritchie and Ritchie Real Estate in San Francisco, Calif. He resides in San Francisco and was born February 6, 1949.

Pedro Diaz, Jr., for the remainder of the term expiring January 17, 1983, succeeding Rose Fong Chao, and to be reappointed for the term expiring January 17, 1986. He is chairman of Diaz Enterprises, Inc., in Rio Grande City, Tex. He resides in Rio Grande City and was born November 17, 1927.