Nomination of J. Raymond Bell To Be Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States

September 23, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Raymond Bell to be Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, Department of Justice, for the term expiring September 30, 1983. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Bell has been serving as Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States since 1981. He also held this position in 1973 - 1977. He was a self-employed attorney in 1977 - 1981. Previously he was vice president of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.; attorney with the firm of Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman and Kuchel in California; vice president, advertising and public relations, Capitol Airlines; and eastern publicity manager for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

He was president, New York and Washington chapters, Public Relations Society of America, and chairman, public relations advisory committee, Air Transport Association, for two terms.

Mr. Bell graduated from Atlanta Law School (LL.B., 1930). He is married, has six children, and resides in Washington, D.C., and Beverly Hills, Calif.