Nominations, September 20, 1983

Nomination of Joan M. Clark To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

September 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Joan M. Clark, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs. She would succeed Diego C. Asencio.

Since 1981 she has been serving as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel. Miss Clark served as Ambassador to the Republic of Malta in 1979 - 1981. Previously she held various posts at the Department of State, including Director of the Office of Management Operations in 1977 - 1979; Executive Director of the Bureau of European Affairs in 1972 - 1977; Deputy Executive Director of the Bureau of European Affairs in 1971 - 1972; and personnel officer and administrative officer in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs in 1969 - 1971.

Her foreign language is French. She was born March 27, 1922, in Ridgefield Park, N.J.

Nomination of Alfred L. Atherton, Jr., To Be Director General of the Foreign Service

September 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alfred L. Atherton, Jr., a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, to be Director General of the Foreign Service, Department of State. He would succeed Joan M. Clark.

Since 1979 Mr. Atherton has been serving as Ambassador to Egypt. Previously he was Ambassador at Large (Near Eastern Affairs) in 1978 - 1979. He served as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1974 - 1978) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1969 - 1974). He served in various positions at the Department of State, including country director for Israel and Arab-Israeli affairs in 1967 - 1969; country director for Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq in 1966 - 1967; and Director of the Office of Near Eastern Affairs in 1965 - 1966. He was economic officer in Calcutta in 1962 - 1965.

Mr. Atherton graduated from Harvard University (B.S., 1944; M.A., 1947). His foreign language is German. He was born November 22, 1921, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Nomination of Charles H. Price II To Be United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

September 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles H. Price II, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He would succeed John J. Louis, Jr.

Mr. Price served in the United States Air Force in 1953 - 1955. In 1955 - 1981 he was with the Price Candy Co. and also served as president or chairman of the board of American Mortgage Co., Price Bank Building Corp., American Bancorporation, Inc., Linwood Securities Co., and Twenty-one Central United, Inc. In 1969 - 1981 he was vice chairman, then chairman of the board, of the American Bank and Trust Co. of Kansas City, Mo. In 1976 - 1981 he was chairman of several businesses in Boise, Idaho. Since 1981 he has been Ambassador to Belgium.

Mr. Price has received the alumni award from the University of Missouri School of Business and Public Administration; award of appreciation, Midwest Research Institute; and the outstanding achievement award, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Performing Arts Center.

He attended the University of Missouri. He was born April 1, 1931, in Kansas City, Mo.

Nomination of Reginald Bartholomew To Be United States Ambassador to Lebanon

September 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Reginald Bartholomew, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon. He would succeed Robert Sherwood Dillon.

Mr. Bartholomew was an instructor in social science at the University of Chicago (1961 - 1964) and in government at Wesleyan University in 1964 - 1968. He was with the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C., as Assistant Deputy Director of Policy Plans for National Security Council Affairs (1968 - 1972) and Director of Policy Plans for National Security Council Affairs and Task Force on Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (1973 - 1974). He first served at the Department of State in 1974 as Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff. He was Deputy Director (1979) and Director (1979 - 1981) of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs. In 1977 - 1979 he was on detail to the National Security Council at the White House. He was Special Cyprus Coordinator, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, in the Department of State in 1981 - 1982. Since 1982 he has been United States Special Negotiator for United States-Greek Defense and Economic Cooperation (base) Negotiations in the Department. He was accorded the personal rank of Ambassador on December 17, 1982.

Mr. Bartholomew graduated from Dartmouth College (B.A., 1958) and the University of Chicago (M.A., 1960). His foreign languages are French, German, and Italian. He was born February 17, 1936, in Portland, Maine.

Nomination of Walter Leon Cutler To Be United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

September 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Walter Leon Cutler, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He would succeed Richard W. Murphy.

Mr. Cutler served in the United States Army in 1954 - 1956, prior to entering the Foreign Service. He was consular officer in Yaounde in 1957 - 1959. In the Department he was foreign affairs officer in the Executive Secretariat (1959 - 1961) and staff assistant to the Secretary of State (1961 - 1962). He was political officer in Algiers (1962 - 1965), principal officer in Tabriz (1965 - 1967), political officer in Seoul (1967 - 1969) and in Saigon (1969 - 1971). In 1971 - 1973 he was international relations officer in the Department. He attended the executive seminar in national and international affairs at the Foreign Service Institute in 1973 - 1974. He was country director of Central African affairs in the Department in 1974 - 1975 and served as Ambassador to the Republic of Zaire in 1975 - 1979. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations in 1979 - 1981. Since 1981 he has been Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia.

Mr. Cutler graduated from Wesleyan University (B.A., 1953) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1954). His foreign language is French. He was born November 25, 1931, in Boston, Mass.

Nomination of Geoffrey Swaebe To Be United States Ambassador to Belgium

September 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Geoffrey Swaebe, of California, to be Ambassador to Belgium. He would succeed Charles H. Price II.

Mr. Swaebe was executive officer with Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chicago, Ill., in 1936 - 1938 and divisional merchandise manager with Thalhimers Department Store in Richmond, Va., in 1938 - 1948. He was general merchandise manager with Pizitz Department Store in Birmingham, Ala., in 1948 - 1950; general manager, director, and vice president of the Hecht Co. in Baltimore, Md., in 1950 - 1962; and chairman of the board and president of the May Department Stores of California in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1962 - 1972. In 1972 - 1981 he was self-employed as a business and management consultant in Los Angeles. Since 1981 he has been Representative of the United States of America to the European Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

He served in the United States Army in 1942 - 1946. He was a commissioner of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the city of Los Angeles and a member of the Mayor's Advisory Committee. He attended Boston University. He was born March 23, 1911, in London, England, and became naturalized in 1942.

Nomination of Frank V. Ortiz, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Argentina

September 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank V. Ortiz, Jr., of New Mexico, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to Argentina. He would succeed Harry W. Shlaudeman.

Mr. Ortiz was liaison officer at the United States Senate in 1943 - 1944 and served in the United States Army Air Force in 1944 - 1946. In 1951 - 1953 he was assistant officer in charge of Egypt and Anglo-Egyptian Sudan affairs in the Department of State. He was economic officer in Addis Ababa (1953 - 1955) and political officer in Mexico City (1955 - 1957). In the Department he was special assistant to the operations coordinator in the Office of the Under Secretary (1957 - 1960) and special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (1960 - 1961). He was special assistant to the Ambassador in Mexico City in 1961 - 1963. In 1963 - 1966 he was country desk officer for Spain in the Department. He attended the National War College in 1966 - 1967. He served as counselor for political affairs in Lima (1967 - 1970) and Deputy Chief of Mission (Charge d'Affaires, 1973) in Montevideo (1970 - 1973).

At the Department of State he was country director of Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay (1973 - 1975) and Deputy Executive Secretary (1975 - 1977). In 1977 - 1979 he was Ambassador to Barbados and to Grenada, and United States Special Representative to Dominica and St. Lucia, and to the Associated States. He was Ambassador to Guatemala (1979 - 1980) and political adviser to the commander in chief of the United States Southern Command in Panama (1980 - 1981). Since 1981 he has been Ambassador to Peru.

Mr. Ortiz graduated from Georgetown University (B.S., 1950) and George Washington University (M.S., 1967). He attended the University of Madrid (1950) and the University of Beirut (1952). His foreign languages are Spanish, French, and Italian. He was born March 14, 1926, in Santa Fe, N. Mex.

Nomination of Gerald E. Thomas To Be United States Ambassador to Kenya

September 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Gerald E. Thomas, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya. He would succeed William C. Harrop.

In 1951 Mr. Thomas began his career with the United States Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Newman K. Perry (1951 - 1954) and the U.S.S. Worcester (1954 - 1956). He attended naval school in 1956 - 1957 and was assigned to the National Security Agency in 1957 - 1960. He was executive officer on the U.S.S. Lowe (1960 - 1962), assistant head of the college training programs section in the Bureau of Naval Personnel in 1963 - 1965, and attended the Naval War College in 1965 - 1966. In 1966 - 1967 he was commanding officer on the U.S.S. Bausell. He was executive officer of the NROTC Unit of Prairie View A. & M. College at Prairie View, Tex., in 1967 - 1969 and professor of naval science in 1969 - 1970. He attended the NROTC Unit at Yale University in 1970 - 1973. He was Commander of Destroyer Squadron NINE (1973 - 1974) and of Cruiser Destroyer Group FIVE (1974 - 1976). In 1976 - 1978 he was Director of the Near East and South Asia Region of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense and was Commander of Training Command of the Pacific Fleet in 1978 - 1981. He retired as rear admiral in 1981. Since 1981 he has been Ambassador to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

Mr. Thomas graduated from Harvard University (B.S., 1951), George Washington University (M.S., 1966), and Yale University (Ph. D., 1973). He was born June 23, 1929, in Natick, Mass.

Nomination of Nicolas M. Salgo To Be United States Ambassador to Hungary

September 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Nicolas M. Salgo, of Florida, as Ambassador to Hungary. He would succeed Harry E. Bergold, Jr.

Mr. Salgo was a trainee and export manager with Manfred Weiss Co. in Budapest, Hungary, in 1933 - 1938 and in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1938 - 1939. He was partner and director of Salvaj and Cie in Geneva in 1939 - 1948. In 1948 - 1958 he was owner and president of Indeco Corp., Coal Credit Corp., and Salvaj and Co. in New York City. He was executive vice president of Webb and Knapp, Inc., in New York City (1950 - 1957) and president and chief executive officer of the Norbute Corp. in Butte, Mont. (1954 - 1960). He was founder and owner of Nicolas Salgo and Co. in New York City in 1959 - 1983. In 1960 - 1974 he was vice chairman and chairman of Bangor Punta Corp. and subsidiaries in Greenwich, Conn. He was co-owner and president of the ZX Ranch in Paisley, Oreg., in 1966 - 1980.

Mr. Salgo was founder and limited partner of the Watergate Improvement Associates in Washington, D.C. (1960 - 1977), and has served as chairman of the Watergate Companies since 1977. He has also been a consultant to the United States Information Agency since 1982 and a member of the International Private Enterprise Task Force since May 1983.

He received his LL.D. and Ph. D. from the University of Budapest (Hungary) in 1937. His foreign languages are fluent Hungarian, French, and German. He was born August 17, 1914, in Budapest, Hungary, and became naturalized in 1953.

Nomination of James E. Goodby for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving at the Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe

September 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate James E. Goodby for the rank of Ambassador in his position as Chief of the United States Delegation to the Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe. This a a new position.

Since 1981 Mr. Goodby has been serving as Deputy Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to START. He served as Ambassador to Finland in 1980 - 1981. Previously he served at the Department of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the European Bureau (1977 - 1980) and as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs (1974 - 1977). He was political officer, USNATO, Brussels, in 1971 - 1974 and in 1969 - 1971 served as international relations officer general in the European Bureau at the Department of State.

Mr. Goodby graduated from Harvard University (A.B., 1951). His foreign languages are French and German. He was born December 20, 1929, in Providence, R.I.

Nomination of Sol Polansky for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving at the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks

September 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Sol Polansky for the rank of Ambassador as Vice Chairman of the United States Delegation to the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks and the Department of State Representative. He would succeed James E. Goodby.

From February 1981 until June 1983, Mr. Polansky served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Vienna. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in East Berlin in 1976 - 1979. Previously he was at the Department of State as officer in charge of Soviet exchange programs in the Bureau of European Affairs in 1974 - 1976; at the National War College in 1972 - 1973; political officer in Moscow in 1968 - 1972; political officer in West Berlin in 1966 - 1968; and international relations officer general in the Bureau of European Affairs at the Department of State in 1962 - 1966.

He graduated from the University of California (A.B., 1950). His foreign languages are Polish, Russian, and German. He was born November 7, 1926.

Nomination of United States Representatives and Alternate Representatives to the 38th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

September 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be Representatives and Alternate Representatives of the United States of America to the 38th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Representatives

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Jose S. Sorzano, U.S. Deputy Representative to the United Nations.

John L. Loeb, Jr., currently serving as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark.

Joel Pritchard, U.S. Representative from the State of Washington.

Stephen J. Solarz, U.S. Representative from the State of New York.

Alternate Representatives

Charles M. Lichenstein, Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

William C. Sherman, Deputy Representative of the United States on the Security Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

Constantine N. Dombalis, of Richmond, Va.

Alan L. Keyes, the President's nominee to be Representative of the United States on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

Lyn P. Meyerhoff, of Owings Mills, Md.