Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Leonard H. Marks While Serving at the World Administrative Radio Conference for Planning Use of the High Frequency Broadcasting Bands

September 1, 1983

The President has accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to Leonard H. Marks in his capacity as Chairman of the United States Delegation to the first session of the World Administrative Radio Conference for Planning Use of the High Frequency Broadcasting Bands of the International Telecommunication Union. This rank would be while he is conducting preliminary bilateral and multilateral consultations as well as the first session of the Conference, which convenes from January 10 through February 10, 1984.

Mr. Marks was an assistant professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1938 - 1942. He was assistant to the General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., in 1942 - 1946. In 1946 - 1965 and since 1969, he has been a partner in the law firm of Cohn and Marks in Washington, D.C. He was Director of the United States Information Agency in 1965 - 1969.

Mr. Marks served as the American delegate to the International Broadcasting Conference, Incorporator of the Communications Satellite Corporation, and Chairman of the International Conference on Communications Satellites. He was president of the International Rescue Committee in 1973 - 1979, and Chairman of the United States Advisory Commission on International Educational and Cultural Affairs in 1974 - 1978.

Mr. Marks graduated from the University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1935; LL.B., 1938). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born March 5, 1916, in Pittsburgh, Pa.