Nominations & Appointments, July 27, 1983

Nomination of Charles Franklin Dunbar To Be United States Ambassador to Qatar

July 27, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles Franklin Dunbar, of Maine, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador to the State of Qatar. He would succeed Charles E. Marthinsen.

Mr. Dunbar was a statistical coding clerk with the District of Columbia Department of Transportation in 1961 - 1962 and a clerk in the Office of Communications with the Department of State in 1962. He entered the Foreign Service in 1962 and attended consular and Persian language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was Foreign Service officer general in Tehran (1963 - 1964), vice consul in Isfahan (1964 - 1967), and political officer in Kabul (1967 - 1970). In the Department he was associate watch officer, then staff officer in the Executive Secretariat in 1970 - 1972. In 1972 - 1973 he attended Arabic language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was political officer in Rabat (1973 - 1975), in Algiers (1975 - 1978), and Deputy Chief of Mission in Nouakchott (1978 - 1980). In 1980 - 1981 he attended senior training at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He was Acting Deputy Chief of Mission (1981 - 1982) and Acting Charge d'Affaires (1982 - 1983) in Kabul.

Mr. Dunbar graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1959) and the School of International Affairs at Columbia University (M.I.A., 1961). His foreign languages are Persian, French, and Arabic. He was born April 1, 1937, in Cambridge, Mass.

Appointment of J. Joseph Lydon as a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

July 27, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint J. Joseph Lydon to be a member of the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation for the remainder of the term expiring February 19, 1985. He will succeed L. R. Hubbard, Jr.

Since 1963 Mr. Lydon has been in the general practice of law, specializing in labor relations and pension law. In addition, he served as labor counsel to the commissioner, Massachusetts State Police, in 1970 - 1976; assistant corporation counsel, city of Boston, in 1969 - 1971; and chief legislative counsel to the Massachusetts Port Authority in 1968 - 1970.

Mr. Lydon graduated from Suffolk University (A.B., 1957), Boston College Law School (LL.B., 1961), and Burdett College (A.A., 1964). He is married, has three children, and resides in Dover, Mass. He was born May 18, 1930, in Boston, Mass.