Nominations, August 17, 1983

Nomination of Donald Charles Leidel To Be United States Ambassador to Bahrain

August 17, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald Charles Leidel, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the State of Bahrain. He would succeed Peter A. Sutherland.

Mr. Leidel served in the United States Air Force in 1951 - 1954 as first lieutenant. In 1951 and from 1954 to 1962, he was employed with the Central Intelligence Agency serving on administrative duties in Washington, D.C., Vienna, and Frankfurt. From 1962 to 1965, he was chief of the training staff in the Bureau of Personnel in the Department of State. He was personnel officer in Buenos Aires in 1965 - 1968 and administrative officer in Mexico City in 1968 - 1972. From 1972 to 1973, he attended the executive seminar in national and international affairs at the Foreign Service Institute. In the Department he was Executive Director in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 1973 - 1977, in the Bureau of European Affairs in 1977 - 1980, and since 1980 he has been Deputy Director of Management Operations.

Mr. Leidel graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1949; LL.B., 1951; J.D., 1966). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born August 31, 1927, in Madison, Wis.

Nomination of John C. McGraw To Be Assayer of the United States Mint at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

August 17, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate John C. McGraw to be Assayer of the Mint of the United States at Philadelphia, Pa., Department of the Treasury. He would succeed Jack Herbert Keller.

Mr. McGraw has served as Acting Assayer at the Philadelphia Mint since January 1983. Previously he was plant metallurgist in 1982; manufacturing engineer in 1980 - 1982; general engineer in 1980; production supervisor in 1974 - 1980; and quality control metallurgist in 1973 - 1974.

Mr. McGraw graduated from Drexel University (B.S., 1971). He is married, has two children, and resides in Springfield, Pa. He was born May 28, 1948, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Nomination of Robert Oberndoerfer Harris To Be a Member of the National Mediation Board

August 17, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Oberndoerfer Harris to be a member of the National Mediation Board for the term expiring July 1, 1986. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Harris has served on the National Mediation Board since 1977. He has been Chairman since 1982 and also served in that position in 1979 - 1980. He is adjunct professor at Washington College of Law at the American University. Previously he was staff director and counsel, Committee on the District of Columbia, United States Senate, in 1971 - 1977; staff director and counsel, Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, in 1969 - 1971; counsel, Labor Subcommittee of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, in 1967 - 1969; and assistant to the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board in 1961 - 1967.

Mr. Harris graduated from Columbia College (A.B., 1951), Yale Law School (LL.B., 1954), Georgetown Law School (LL.M., 1961), and attended the Harvard Business School advanced management program in 1972 - 1973.

He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born November 11, 1929, in New York, N.Y.