Nominations, April 11, 1983

Nomination of Arthur Winston Lewis To Be United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone

April 11, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Arthur Winston Lewis, of the District of Columbia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to Sierra Leone. He would succeed Theresa Ann Healy.

Mr. Lewis served in the United States Navy in 1943 - 1946, 1950 - 1953, and 1954 - 1968. He began his Foreign Service career in 1968 with the United States Information Agency as a recruiter specialist. In 1969 - 1970 he attended Romanian language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was cultural affairs officer in Bucharest (1970 - 1972), counselor for public affairs in Lusaka (1972 - 1974), in Addis Ababa (1974 - 1977), and in Lagos (1977 - 1979). Since 1979 he has been Director for African Affairs in the agency.

Mr. Lewis graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1966; A.M., 1969). His foreign language is Romanian. He was born July 1, 1926, in New York, N.Y.

Nomination of Chapman Beecher Cox To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy

April 11, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Chapman Beecher Cox to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). He would succeed John S. Herrington.

Since 1981 Mr. Cox has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Logistics. Previously he was in the private practice of law with the firm of Sherman & Howard, Denver, Colo., in 1972 - 1981 and the firm of Adams, Duque & Hazeltine in Los Angeles, Calif. (1969 - 1972).

He served in the United States Marine Corps in 1966 - 1968. He graduated from the University of Southern California (B.A., 1962) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1965). He is married, has two sons, and resides in Arlington, Va. He was born July 31, 1940, in Dayton, Ohio.

Nomination of Robert Setrakian To Be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission

April 11, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Setrakian to be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission for the term expiring June 30, 1987. He would succeed Richard J. Daschbach.

Mr. Setrakian is president, part owner, and director of the Mid-State Horticultural Co., Inc., in San Francisco, Calif. He also serves as a director of First Nationwide Savings and as a member of the American Society of Enologists. He was chairman and chief executive officer of California Growers Winery, Inc., in 1971 - 1982; director of Air West in 1965 - 1970; founder and chairman of the board of the National Bank of Agriculture in 1963 - 1968; director of Pacific Air Lines in 1962 - 1965; and president and director of Coastwise Steamship Line in 1959 - 1962.

He graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1949). He has four children and resides in San Francisco, Calif. He was born January 21, 1924, in Fresno, Calif.