Nominations, March 16, 1984

Nomination of Harry E. Bergold, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Nicaragua

March 16, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Harry E. Bergold, Jr., of Florida, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, as the Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua. He would succeed Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton.

Mr. Bergold served in the United States Army in 1954 - 1956. In 1957 he entered the Foreign Service as an international economist in the Department. He was economic officer in Tegucigalpa (1959 - 1962) and political officer in Mexico, D.F. (1962 - 1964). In the Department he was international relations officer, then foreign affairs officer in 1964 - 1967. He was political officer in Madrid (1967 - 1972) and in Panama (1972 - 1973). He was on detail to the Department of Defense as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in 1973 - 1976. In 1977 - 1979 he was on detail to the Department of Energy as Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs. In 1980 - 1983 he was Ambassador to Hungary.

Mr. Bergold graduated from Yale University (A.B., 1953; M.A., 1957). His foreign language is Spanish. He was born November 11, 1931, in Olean, NY.

Nomination of John P. McTague To Be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

March 16, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate John P. McTague to be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. He would succeed Ronald B. Frankum.

Since 1982 he has been serving as chairman of the National Synchrotron Light Source Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He is also adjunct professor of chemistry at Columbia University. Previously he was a professor of chemistry and member of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at UCLA. In 1964 - 1970 he served as a member of the technical staff at the North American Rockwell Science Center.

He is the author of numerous articles on physics and chemistry. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and a fellow of the American Physical Society, and has served as associate editor of the Journal of Chemical Physics. He received the A.P. Sloan, John Simon Guggenheim, and NATO Senior Fellowships.

He graduated from Georgetown University (B.S., 1960) and Brown University (Ph.D., 1975). He is married, has four children, and resides in Santa Monica, CA. He was born November 28, 1938, in Jersey City, NJ.

Nomination of Daniel Raul Lopez To Be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission

March 16, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Daniel Raul Lopez to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission, Department of Justice, for a term of 6 years. He would succeed Benjamin J. Malcolm.

Since 1974 Mr. Lopez has been hearing representative to the Board of Prison Terms. Previously he served as a member of the Adult Authority for the California Parole Board in 1970 - 1974. He was with the Department of Human Resources in 1966 - 1970, serving as chief deputy director for the department in 1969 - 1970. He was a special agent for the California Department of Corrections in 1964 - 1966 and correctional captain at the California Rehabilitation Center in 1962 - 1964.

Mr. Lopez attended the University of Southern California and the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. He is married and resides in Oceanside, CA. He was born July 11, 1918, in Oxnard, CA.