Nominations & Appointments, May 19, 1983

Nomination of L. Paul Bremer III To Be United States Ambassador to the Netherlands

May 19, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate L. Paul Bremer III, of Connecticut, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. He would succeed William Jennings Dyess.

Mr. Bremer entered the Foreign Service in 1966 as Foreign Service Officer General in Kabul and was economic and commercial officer in Blantyre in 1968 - 1971. In the Department he was watch officer of the Operations Center (1971), secretariat staff officer of the Executive Secretariat (1971 - 1972), staff assistant (1972 - 1973), special assistant (1973 - 1974), and executive assistant to the Secretary of State (1975 - 1976). In 1976 - 1979 he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Oslo. He was Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department in 1979 - 1981. Since 1981 he has been Executive Secretary and Special Assistant to the Secretary of State.

He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1963) and Harvard University (M.B.A., 1966). He received his CEP from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, University of Paris. His foreign languages are French, Norwegian, Persian, and German. He was born September 30, 1941, in Hartford, Conn.

Appointment of Richard F. Hohlt as a Member of the Peace Corps Advisory Council

May 19, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Richard F. Hohlt to be a member of the Peace Corps Advisory Council. He will succeed Harry E. Sokolov.

Mr. Hohlt is currently serving as vice president for government affairs at the U.S. League of Savings Institutions in Washington, D.C. Previously he was executive assistant to U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar (R - Ind.) in 1977 - 1980; assistant campaign manager for Richard Lugar in 1976 - 1977; assistant to Mayor Richard Lugar in 1975 - 1976; assistant to Marion County treasurer in 1973 - 1976; and internal auditor/systems analyst for the city controller of Indianapolis in 1971 - 1973.

He graduated from Millikin University (B.S., 1970). Mr. Hohlt resides in Washington, D.C. He was born December 4, 1947, in Indianapolis, Ind.

Appointment of Five Members of the Board of Directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association

May 19, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board of Directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association. They are all reappointments for terms ending on the date of the annual meeting of the stockholders in 1984.

Merrill Butler is president of Butler Housing Corp. in Irvine, Calif., and Bullard Homes Corp. in Fresno, Calif. He began his home-building career in 1956 when he founded the Butler-Harbour Construction Co. in Anaheim, Calif. He is president of the National Association of Home Builders and is a member of the advisory committee of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1948. He is married, has three children, and resides in Corona Del Mar, Calif. He was born February 18, 1925.

James B. Coles has been engaged as a general contractor and owner and chairman of the board of James B. Coles, Inc., and the Coles Development Co., Inc., in San Diego, Calif., since 1972. He is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and serves on the executive board and board of directors of San Diego State University. He graduated from San Diego State University (B.A., 1967). He is married, has two children, and resides in Del Mar, Calif. He was born September 29, 1941.

Bert A. Getz has been president and director of the Globe Corp., a family-owned holding company in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 1959. He has also served as director of the Arizona Bank since 1970 and the First National Bank of Winnetka since 1968. He graduated from the University of Michigan (B.B.A., 1959). He is married, has three children, and resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born May 7, 1937.

Dianne E. Ingels is an independent real estate broker, investor, and consultant in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was president and broker of Ingels Co. in 1976 - 1977. She was a partner with Smartt-Ingels and Associates, Realtors, in 1968 - 1975. She was appointed to the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Commission in 1972 and was elected chairwoman of the commission in 1974. She graduated from the University of Colorado (B.S., 1963) and New York University (M.S., 1964). She resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., and was born August 8, 1941.

James E. Lyon is currently chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the River Oaks Bank and Trust Co., the River Oaks Financial Corp., and Ruska Instruments Corp. He also is a member of the World Business Council, the American Institute of Banking, the Houston Bankers Association, the National Board of Realtors, the Texas Real Estate Association, the Houston Board of Realtors, and the Houston Home Builders Association. Mr. Lyon attended Rice University and the University of Houston. He has three children and resides in Houston, Tex. He was born August 25, 1927.