Nominations, February 14, 1983

Nomination of Wesley William Egan, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau

February 14, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Wesley William Egan, Jr., of North Carolina, a Foreign Service officer of Class one, as Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. He would succeed Peter Jon de Vos, who is being assigned to the Department of State.

Prior to entering the Foreign Service in 1971, Mr. Egan was a teacher of history and English at Tilton School in Tilton, N.H. (1968 - 1969), and assistant manager of the Gothic Bookshop (Duke University) in Durham, N.C. (1969 - 1971). From 1972 to 1974, he was consular officer in Durban. In the Department he was operations officer (1974 - 1975) and special assistant to the Secretary of State (1975 - 1977). From 1977 to 1979, he was political officer in Lisbon and was Deputy Chief of Mission in Lusaka in 1979 - 1982.

Mr. Egan graduated from the University of North Carolina (B.A., 1968). His foreign languages are Italian and Portuguese. He was born January 21, 1946, in Madison, Wis.

Nomination of Carlos Salman To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

February 14, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Carlos Salman to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, United States International Development Cooperation Agency, for a term expiring December 17, 1985. This is a reappointment.

Since 1972 Mr. Salman has been a real estate broker and investor in Miami, Fla. Previously he was assistant comptroller, Wometco Enterprises, Inc., in Miami, in 1960 - 1972; assistant treasurer, Iberia Machinery Co., Havana, Cuba, in 1957 - 1960; and assistant to the vice president in charge of sugar exportation, Ward Garcia Line, Havana, in 1954 - 1957.

Mr. Salman graduated from Villanova College (B.A., M.B.A.). He is married, has four children, and resides in Miami, Fla. He was born October 3, 1932, in Havana, Cuba.