November 14, 1984
The President today recess appointed Peter Scott Bridges, of Louisiana, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Somali Democratic Republic. He would succeed Robert Bigger Oakley.
Mr. Bridges served in the United States Army in 1955 - 1957. In 1957 he entered the Foreign Service on the Soviet desk in the Department. He was political officer in Panama (1959 - 1961), attended Russian studies in Oberammergau (1961 - 1962), and was general services officer, then political officer, in Moscow (1962 - 1964). In 1964 - 1966 he was international relations officer at the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He was political officer in Rome (1966 - 1971) and chief of the political and economic section in Prague (1971 - 1974). In the Department (Bureau of Personnel) he was Chief of the Foreign Service Policy Studies Division (1974 - 1975) and Director of the Office of Performance Evaluation (1975 - 1976). In 1976 - 1977 he was Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department of State and Executive Secretary of the Department of Treasury in 1977 - 1978. In the Department of State he was Director of the Office of United Nations Political Affairs (1978 - 1980) and Director of the Office of Eastern European Affairs (1980 - 1981). Since 1981 he has been deputy chief of mission in Rome.
Mr. Bridges received his B.A. in 1953 from Dartmouth College and M.A. in 1955 from Columbia University. His foreign languages are Czech, French, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. He was born June 19, 1932, in New Orleans, LA. He is married and has four children.
Appointment of Holly H. Coors as a Member of the Board of Visitors of the United States Air Force Academy
November 14, 1984
The President today announced his intention to appoint Holly H. Coors to be a member of the Board of Visitors of the United States Air Force Academy for a term expiring December 30, 1986. She will succeed Sheila Evans Widnall.
Mrs. Coors presently serves as editor of the ``people page'' of the Saturday Evening Post. She is also a member of the American-Australian Bicentennial Commission for 1988. She is a member of the board of regents at CBN University in Virginia. In 1982 she was a member of the Peace Corps Advisory Council.
She is married, has five children, and resides in Golden, CO. She was born August 25, 1920, in Bangor, ME.