Nominations & Appointments, July 11, 1983

Nomination of Peter Jon de Vos To Be United States Ambassador to Mozambique

July 11, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Peter Jon de Vos, of Florida, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the People's Republic of Mozambique. He would succeed Willard A. De Pree.

In 1962 Mr. de Vos entered the Foreign Service as Foreign Service officer for Brazil, in the Department. He was political officer in Naples (1966 - 1968), deputy principal officer in Luanda (1968 - 1970), political officer in Sao Paulo (1970 - 1971) and in Brasilia (1971 - 1973). In the Department he was Special Assistant in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs in 1973 - 1975. He was political officer in Athens in 1975 - 1978 and attended the National War College in 1978 - 1979. In 1979 - 1980 he was Deputy Director of Southern African Affairs in the Department. In 1980 - 1983 he was Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau and to the Republic of Cape Verde.

Mr. de Vos graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1960) and Johns Hopkins University (M.A., 1962). His foreign languages are Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Greek. He was born December 24, 1938, in San Diego, Calif.

Appointment of Bruce Chapman as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Planning and Evaluation

July 11, 1983

The President today announced the appointment of Bruce Chapman as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Planning and Evaluation (OPE) in the White House. Mr. Chapman will report to Edwin Meese III, Counsellor to the President, and will be responsible for long-range issues identification, statistical analysis, and program evaluation.

Mr. Chapman has been serving as Director of the Bureau of the Census since October 1981. Previously he was secretary of state for the State of Washington in 1975 - 1981; a member of the Seattle City Council in 1971 - 1975; a public affairs consultant in 1966 - 1971; and an editorial writer for the New York Herald Tribune in 1965 - 1966.

Under Mr. Chapman, the reconstituted Office of Planning and Evaluation will serve as a catalyst for increasing long-range research support from Federal offices outside the White House and for seeking similar assistance from persons and groups outside the Government. The Office also will help stimulate the climate for public discussion of long-range issues of importance to the President's goals. Within the White House, the Office will participate in strategic planning and program analysis. In addition, Mr. Chapman will report on demographic developments and will suggest improvements in the Government's statistical system.

Mr. Chapman graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1962). He is married and has one child. He was born December 1, 1940, in Evanston, Ill.

Appointment of Five Members of the President's Advisory Council on Private Sector Initiatives

July 11, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Advisory Council on Private Sector Initiatives. These are initial appointments.

Osborne Atwater Day is a consultant to nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C. He was born October 12, 1920, in New Haven, Conn.

William Lyon is chairman and chief executive officer of the William Lyon Co. in Newport Beach, Calif. He was born March 9, 1923, in Los Angeles, Calif.

William G. Milliken is a former Governor of Michigan. He was born March 26, 1922, in Traverse City, Mich.

Robert T. Monagan is president of the California Manufacturers Association in Sacramento, Calif. He was born July 5, 1920, in Ogden, Utah.

R. William Taylor is president of the American Society of Association Executives in Washington, D.C. He was born July 28, 1929, in Brownsville, Tenn.