Nominations, March 8, 1984

Nomination of David Charles Miller, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe

March 8, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate David Charles Miller, Jr., of Pennsylvania, as Ambassador to Zimbabwe. He would succeed Robert V. Keeley.

Mr. Miller was a summer intern with the Department of Commerce in 1962 and with the Department of Justice in 1965. He was research associate with Simulmatics Corp. (for advanced research projects agency) in Vietnam in 1967 - 1968. In 1968 - 1969 he was a White House fellow at the Department of Justice and was Special Assistant to the Attorney General in 1969 - 1970. He was Director of the White House Fellows Commission in 1970 - 1971. In 1971 - 1981 he was with Westinghouse Electric Corp., serving successively in Pittsburgh, PA, as assistant to the executive vice president for defense and public systems, director of planning of Westinghouse world regions, and director of corporate international relations. Following service in Lagos, Nigeria, as general manager of TCOM Corp. and Westinghouse country manager for Nigeria, he was deputy, international business operations, of Westinghouse Defense Group in Baltimore, MD. In early 1981 he served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the Department of State. He was appointed Ambassador to Tanzania in October 1981, where he has been serving until the present time.

Mr. Miller was born July 15, 1942, in Cleveland, OH. He graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1964) and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1967).

Nomination of Barrington King To Be United States Ambassador to Brunei

March 8, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Barrington King, of Georgia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to Brunei. He would be the first accredited American Ambassador to Brunei.

Mr. King was a salesman with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Spartanburg, SC, in 1953 - 1955 and a field representative with the United States Social Security Administration in Charleston in 1955 - 1956. In 1956 he entered the Foreign Service as Foreign Service officer in the Department. He was administrative and political officer in Cairo in 1957 - 1959 and in 1959 attended French language training in Paris. In 1959 - 1961 he was administrative and political officer in Dar es Salaam. In the Department he was officer in charge of Tanzania and Zanzibar affairs in 1961 - 1963. In 1963 - 1964 he attended Greek language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was chief of the economic section in Nicosia (1964 - 1967) and economic and political officer in Athens (1967 - 1972). In 1972 - 1973 he attended Princeton University on a Woodrow Wilson fellowship. In the Department he was Chief of the Training and Liaison Staff in the Bureau of Personnel in 1973 - 1975. In 1975 - 1979 he was deputy chief of mission in Tunis and since 1979 has been deputy chief of mission in Islamabad.

Mr. King graduated from the University of Georgia (B.F.A., 1952). His foreign languages are Greek and French. He was born September 25, 1930, in Knoxville, TN.

Nomination of Four Members of the National Council on Educational Research, and Designation of Chairman

March 8, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Council on Educational Research for a term expiring September 30, 1986. These are reappointments. The President also intends to designate George Charles Roche III as Chairman upon confirmation.

J. Floyd Hall is superintendent for the school district of Greenville County, SC. He graduated from Auburn University (B.S., 1948; M.S., 1951; Ed.D., 1957). He is married, has two children, and resides in Greenville, SC. He was born August 11, 1925, in Langdale, AL.

Donna Helene Hearne is an insurance agent and broker and a fee agent for the Missouri Department of Revenue. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A., 1962). She is married, has five children, and resides in St. Louis, MO. She was born April 16, 1940, in Detroit, MI.

Carl W. Salser is executive director and editor for the Educational Research Association in Portland, OR. He graduated from Oregon State University (B.S., 1947; M.S., 1956). He is married, has three children, and resides in Lake Oswego, OR. He was born August 16, 1921, in Emporia, KS.

George Charles Roche III is president of Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI. He graduated from Regis College (B.S., 1956) and the University of Colorado (M.A., 1961; Ph.D., 1965). He is married, has three children, and resides in Hillsdale. He was born May 16, 1935, in Denver, CO.