Nominations & Appointments, September 17, 1982

Nomination of George W. Douglas To Be a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission

September 17, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate George W. Douglas to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the term of 7 years from September 26, 1982. He would succeed Robert Pitofsky.

Mr. Douglas is currently president of Southwest Econometrics, Inc., in Austin, Tex. He was associate professor of economics at the University of North Carolina. He was visiting professor of economics at the University of Texas in 1974 - 1975. He was assistant professor of economics at the University of North Carolina in 1967 - 1973. He was an economist in the office of the Secretary of Transportation in 1968 - 1969. In 1965 - 1967 he was a lecturer in economics at the University of North Carolina.

He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1960; M.A., 1963; Ph. D., 1967). He is married, has two children, and resides in Austin, Tex. He was born August 10, 1938.

Nomination of John Blane To Be United States Ambassador to Rwanda

September 17, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate John Blane to be Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda. He would succeed Harry Roberts Melone.

Mr. Blane served in the United States Army in 1953 - 1955. He entered the Foreign Service in 1956 and was consular and political officer in Mogadishu (1957), in Asmara (1958 - 1960), and in Salzburg (1960 - 1962). He attended Northwestern University in 1962 - 1963. He was political officer in Yaounde in 1963 - 1966. In the Department, he was country officer for Togo, Dahomey, Chad, and Gabon (1966 - 1968), and Acting Chief of Northern and Eastern Africa in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1969). He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Ft. Lamy in 1969 - 1972. In 1972 - 1975 he was policy planning officer in the Bureau of African Affairs in the Department, and also Acting Staff Director of the National Security Council Interdepartmental Group. He was on detail as Director of the Bilateral Programs Division of the Office of International Activities at the Environmental Protection Agency in 1975 - 1977. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Nairobi in 1977 - 1980 and a member of the Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs the Foreign Service Institute in 1980 - 1981. In 1981 he was a member of the United States Delegation to the 36th Session of the United States General Assembly in New York City. Since 1982 he has been special projects officer in the Bureau of African Affairs in the Department.

He graduated from the University of Tennessee (B.A., 1951; M.A., 1956). He attended the University of Vienna in 1952 - 1953. His foreign languages are German and French. He was born July 15, 1929.

Appointment of Two Members of the President's Export Council

September 17, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following persons to be members of the President's Export Council:

Robert G. Schwartz would succeed Henry B. Schacht. He is vice chairman of the board of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Mr. Schwartz joined Metropolitan in 1949 and became an officer of the company in 1962 in the corporate investments department. He resides in Princeton, N.J., and was born March 27, 1928.

Clayton Yeutter would succeed Robert A. Beck. He is president and chief executive officer of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He was Deputy Special Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President, in 1975 - 1977. He resides in Hinsdale, Ill., and was born December 10, 1930.