Nominations & Appointments, March 7, 1983

Nomination of Allen Clayton Davis To Be United States Ambassador to Uganda

March 7, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Allen Clayton Davis, of Tennessee, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to Uganda. He would succeed Gordon Robert Beyer, who is being assigned to the Department of State.

Mr. Davis served in the United States Navy in 1947 - 1953 as air intelligence officer, lieutenant commander. He entered the Foreign Service in 1956 as personnel placement officer in the Department. From 1958 to 1960, he was consular officer, then political officer in Monrovia. From 1960 to 1962, he served in the Department as international economist, then desk officer in the Bureau of African Affairs. He was adviser at the United States Mission to the United Nations in New York from September to December 1962. In the Department he was officer in charge of Belgium-Luxembourg affairs (1962 - 1965) and attended Russian language training at the Foreign Service Institute (1965 - 1966). He was political officer in Moscow (1966 - 1968), counselor for political affairs and Deputy Chief of Mission in Ouagadougou (1968 - 1970), and counselor for political affairs in Algiers, American Interests Section of the Swiss Embassy (1970 - 1973). He attended the Army War College in 1973 - 1974. He was counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission in Dakar (1974 - 1977) and minister-counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission in Kinshasa (1977 - 1980). Since 1980 he has been Ambassador to the People's Revolutionary Republic of Guinea.

He attended Middle Tennessee State College (1945), Duke University (1945 - 1947), and George Washington University (1951 - 1954). In 1956 he received his B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University. His foreign languages are Russian and French. He was born August 23, 1927, in Glencliff, Tenn.

Nomination of Alfred S. Regnery To Be Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

March 7, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alfred S. Regnery to be Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice. This is a new position.

Since 1981 he has served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Land and Natural Resources Division, at the Department of Justice. He was chief legislative counsel to Senator Paul Laxalt and chief minority counsel, Judiciary Committee, in 1979 - 1981. He was minority counsel, antitrust subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee, in 1978 - 1979. He practiced law with the firm of Stroud, Stroud, Willink, Thompson & Howard in 1972 - 1977.

Mr. Regnery graduated from Beloit College (B.A., 1965) and the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 1971). He is married, has four children, and resides in Fairfax, Va. He was born November 21, 1942, in Chicago, Ill.

Appointment of James M. Ridenour as a Commissioner of the United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission

March 7, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint James M. Ridenour to be a Commissioner of the United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. He would succeed Frank R. Lockard.

Since 1981 Mr. Ridenour has been serving as director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Previously he was director of administration for the Great Lakes Chemical Corp. in West Lafayette, Ind. He served on the staff of the Council of State Governments at Lexington, Ky., in 1972 - 1978. He served in the United States Army in 1966 - 1969.

He graduated from Indiana University (B.S., 1964; M.S., 1965) and Colorado University (M.A., 1972). He is married, has two children, and resides in West Lafayette, Ind. He was born January 1, 1942.