March 6, 1984
The President today announced his intention to nominate Gerald P. Carmen, of New Hampshire, as the Representative of the United States of America to the European Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Geoffrey Swaebe who is now Ambassador to Belgium.
Mr. Carmen was with Carmen Automotive, Inc., in Manchester, NH, in 1944 - 1959 beginning as stock clerk and advancing to vice president. In 1959 - 1979 he was the owner of Car-Go Home and Auto Centers, Inc., and in 1979 - 1982 was in consulting and real estate with Mach I, Inc., in Manchester. In 1980 he served as transition team leader at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC, and since 1981 has been Administrator of the General Services Administration.
Mr. Carmen received his B.A. in 1952 from the University of New Hampshire. He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born July 8, 1930, in Quincy, MA.
Nomination of Thomas H. Anderson, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Barbados
March 6, 1984
The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas H. Anderson, Jr., of Mississippi, as Ambassador to Barbados, and to serve concurrently as Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Dominica, to Saint Lucia, to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, to Antigua and Barbuda, and to St. Christopher and Nevis. He would succeed Milan D. Bish.
Mr. Anderson was assistant to the vice president of Hancock Bank in Gulfport, MS, in 1969 - 1972. Since 1973 he has been administrative assistant to the United States House of Representatives Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-MS). He serves on the board of directors of Southern Federal Savings and Loan Association in Gulfport, MS.
Mr. Anderson graduated from the University of Mississippi (B.A., 1968). He is married to the former Katherine Milner and they are residents of Gulfport and Alexandria, VA. He was born March 17, 1946, in Gulfport.