Nominations, August 4, 1983

Nomination of Richard W. Murphy To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

August 4, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard W. Murphy to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs). He would succeed Nicholas A. Veliotes.

He has been serving as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia since 1981. Ambassador Murphy, a career Foreign Service officer, served as Ambassador to the Philippines (1978 - 1980), to the Syrian Arab Republic (1974 - 1978), and to Mauritania (1971 - 1974). In the Department of State he served as country director, Office of Arab Peninsula Affairs (1970 - 1971), and as personnel placement officer and Assistant Executive Director for Personnel in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1968 - 1970). His other assignments included Aleppo, Jidda, and Amman.

Ambassador Murphy graduated from Harvard University (B.A. 1951) and Cambridge University (B.A. 1953). He is married and has three children. He was born July 29, 1929, in Boston, Mass.

Nomination of Robert E. Lamb To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

August 4, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert E. Lamb to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Administration). He would succeed Thomas M. Tracy.

Since 1979 Mr. Lamb has been serving as administrative officer in Bonn, Germany. Previously he was Deputy Director (1977 - 1979) and Director (1979) of the Passport Office in the Bureau of Consular Affairs. He served as special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Administration in 1974 - 1976 and as Director of Personnel/Career Management in 1976 - 1977. His other assignments include executive assistant to the Ambassador in Monrovia, administrative officer in Kathmandu, and deputy director of the regional finance center in Bangkok.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (A.B., 1962). He is married and has three children. He was born November 17, 1936, in Atlanta, Ga.

Nomination of William C. Harrop To Be Inspector General of the Department of State and the Foreign Service

August 4, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate William C. Harrop to be Inspector General of the Department of State and the Foreign Service. He would succeed Robert L. Brown.

Since 1980 he has been serving as Ambassador to Kenya. Previously Ambassador Harrop served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the Department of State in 1977 - 1980; Ambassador to Guinea in 1975 - 1977; Deputy Chief of Mission, Canberra, in 1973 - 1975; and at the Department of State as international relations officer, policy planning (1971 - 1973), and Office Director, African Research, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1969 - 1971). His other assignments included Lumbumbashi and Brussels.

Ambassador Harrop graduated from Harvard University (A.B., 1950). He is married and has one child. He was born February 19, 1929, in Baltimore, Md.

Nomination of Ronald I. Spiers To Be an Under Secretary of State

August 4, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ronald I. Spiers to be Under Secretary of State for Management. He would succeed Jerome W. Van Gorkom.

Since 1981 he has been serving as Ambassador to Pakistan. Ambassador Spiers joined the State Department in 1955 as foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. In 1957 - 1961 he was officer in charge of disarmament affairs in the Office of the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State. He was Director of the Office of Political Affairs with the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in 1961 - 1962. In the Department in 1962 - 1966, he was Deputy Director, then Director of NATO Affairs, in the Bureau of European Affairs. He was counselor for political affairs in London in 1966 - 1969 and Director of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs in the Department in 1969 - 1973. In 1973 - 1974 he was Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. He was Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister) in London in 1974 - 1977 and served as Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey in 1977 - 1980. Since 1980 he has been Director of Intelligence and Research in the Department.

Ambassador Spiers graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1948) and Princeton University (M.P.A., 1950). He served in the United States Navy in 1943 - 1946. He is married, has four children, and resides in South Londonderry, Vt. He was born July 9, 1925, in Orange, N.J.

Nomination of Nicholas A. Veliotes To Be United States Ambassador to Egypt

August 4, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Nicholas A. Veliotes to be Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt. He would succeed Alfred L. Atherton, Jr.

Mr. Veliotes has been serving as Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs) since May 1981. He was Deputy Assistant for Near East and South Asian Affairs, Department of State, in 1977 - 1978. In 1976 - 1977 he was Deputy Director, Policy Planning Staff, and Special Assistant for Employee-Management Relations, Bureau of Personnel, in 1975 - 1976.

Mr. Veliotes was Deputy Chief of Mission in Tel Aviv in 1973 - 1975; Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State in 1970 - 1973; international relations officer, African regional affairs; chief, political section in Vientiane, in 1966 - 1969; political officer in New Delhi in 1964 - 1966; foreign affairs officer, Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs, in 1962 - 1964; international relations officer, Executive Secretariat staff; economic/general services officer in Rome in 1957 - 1960; and consular/administrative officer in Naples in 1955 - 1957.

Mr. Veliotes graduated from the University of California (B.A., 1952; M.A., 1954). He was born October 28, 1928, in Oakland, Calif.