Nominations, August 26, 1983

Nomination of George Roberts Andrews To Be United States Ambassador to Mauritius

August 26, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate George Roberts Andrews, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to Mauritius. He would succeed Robert C. F. Gordon.

Mr. Andrews entered the Foreign Service in 1954 as consular officer in Hamburg. He served in Paris as consular officer (1956 - 1958) and political officer (1958 - 1959). In the Department he was personnel officer (1959 - 1962) and desk officer for Belgium and Luxembourg (1962 - 1964). He was political officer in Stockholm (1964 - 1967), chief of the political section in Dakar (1967 - 1970), charge d'affaires in Conakry (1970), and consul general in Strasbourg (1970 - 1971). In 1971 - 1974 he was Deputy Assistant and Deputy Chief of Mission in Guatemala in 1974 - 1978. He attended the executive seminar in national and international affairs at the Foreign Service Institute in 1978 - 1979. In 1979 - 1983 he was chief of senior officers personnel in the Bureau of Personnel in the Department.

Mr. Andrews graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1953) and the Universite de Strasbourg in France (M.A., 1954). His foreign languages are French, Spanish, German, and Swedish. He was born February 26, 1932, in Havana, Cuba, of American parents.

Nomination of Richard H. Francis To Be President of the Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Bank

August 26, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard H. Francis to be President of the Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Bank, Department of Housing and Urban Development. He would succeed Joseph S. Bracewell.

Since 1982 he has been serving as Manager of the Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Bank at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Previously he was Special Assistant to the Secretary for Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, in 1981 - 1982; executive vice president, National Multi-Housing Council, in 1978 - 1981; director, government relations, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, in 1976 - 1978; and associate director, federal relations, Association of American Colleges, in 1974 - 1976.

He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., 1949), Yale University (M.A., 1959), and the University of Maryland (Ph. D., 1977). He is married, has three children, and resides in Fairfax Station, Va. He was born March 8, 1925, in Boston, Mass.

Nomination of Barbara E. McConnell To Be a Member of the Civil Aeronautics Board

August 26, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Barbara E. McConnell to be a member of the Civil Aeronautics Board for the term expiring December 31, 1983, vice Elizabeth E. Bailey, and for the term of 6 years expiring December 31, 1989, reappointment.

Since 1982 she has been serving as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board. Previously she was associate general counsel and assistant secretary of Southwest Forest Industries, Inc., in Phoenix, Ariz., in 1980 - 1982; corporate attorney for the Greyhound Corp. in Phoenix, Ariz., in 1976 - 1980; and personnel director of the Yavapai Community Hospital in Phoenix in 1974 - 1975.

She graduated from Arizona State University (B.S., 1972; M.P.A., 1975; J.D., 1978). She resides in Washington, D.C. She was born December 26, 1950, in Indiana Community, Pa.