Nominations & Appointments, February 9, 1983

Nomination of Bernard A. Maguire To Be an Associate Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

February 9, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Bernard A. Maguire to be an Associate Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (National Preparedness Programs Directorate). He would succeed Gloria Cusumano Jimenez.

He is currently serving as president of the VPA Corp., a consulting firm for the nuclear utility industry. He was project manager for Tera Corp. in 1978 - 1982; program manager for Ramco, Inc., in 1977 - 1978; product manager for Deltech Engineering, Inc., in 1976 - 1977; and international project manager, generation systems division, Westinghouse Electric Corp., in 1969 - 1976.

He graduated from the United States Naval Academy (B.S., 1964) and the University of Pittsburgh (M.B.A., 1970). He was born September 12, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Nomination of James R. Bullington To Be United States Ambassador to Burundi

February 9, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate James R. Bullington, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi. He would succeed Frances D. Cook, who is being reassigned in the Foreign Service.

In 1962 Mr. Bullington entered the Foreign Service and was assistant desk officer for Central Treaty Organization Affairs in the Department in 1963 - 1965. He was vice consul in Hue (1965 - 1966), staff aide to the Ambassador in Saigon (1966 - 1967), and deputy province senior adviser in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam (1967 - 1968). He attended Harvard University in 1968 - 1969. In the Department he was intelligence analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1969 - 1970) and attended Thai language training at the Foreign Service Institute (1970 - 1971). From 1971 to 1973, he was vice consul in Chaing Mai, Thailand. In the Department he was political officer in the Vietnam Working Group in 1973 - 1975. He was consul in Mandalay, Burma (1975 - 1976), and political and economic counselor in Rangoon (1976 - 1978). He attended the Army War College in 1978 - 1979. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in N'Djamena (1979 - 1980) and in Cotonou (1980 - 1982). In 1982 he was senior adviser for African affairs to the United States Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

Mr. Bullington graduated from Auburn University (A.B., 1962) and Harvard University (M.P.A., 1969). His foreign languages are French and Thai. He was born October 27, 1940, in Chattanooga, Tenn.