Nominations, May 7, 1984

Nomination of Charles G. Untermeyer To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy

May 7, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles G. Untermeyer to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). He would succeed Chapman Beecher Cox.

Since 1983 Mr. Untermeyer has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Facilities. Previously, he was Executive Assistant to the Vice President of the United States in 1981 - 1983; a member of the Texas House of Representatives in 1977 - 1981; fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University in 1980; and executive assistant to the county judge of Harris County, TX, in 1974 - 1976.

He graduated from Harvard University (B.S., 1968). He was born March 7, 1946, in Long Branch, NJ, and now resides in Washington, DC.

Nomination of Richard Schifter To Be Deputy United States Representative in the United Nations Security Council

May 7, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Schifter, of Maryland, to be Deputy Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed William Courtney Sherman.

Mr. Schifter served in the United States Army in 1943 - 1946. Since 1951 he has been with the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Kampelman in Washington, DC, and has been a partner since 1957. He served in Government as economic investigator of the Office of Military Government for Germany in Berlin in 1946 - 1948. He was an attorney on the President's Materials Policy Commission (1951) and counsel for the Office of Food for Peace (1961). In 1966 - 1967 he was a member of the President's Task Force on American Indians. Since 1980 he has been a member of the United States Holocaust Council. He has served on the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations as Alternate United States Representative in 1981 - 1982 and since 1983 as Representative of the United States of America. He was United States Representative on the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations of UNESCO in 1981 - 1983. In 1984 he served as head of the United States delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Commission with the personal rank of Ambassador for the meeting held in February and March.

Mr. Schifter graduated from the College of the City of New York (B.S., 1943) and Yale University (LL.B., 1951). His foreign language is German. He was born July 31, 1923, in Vienna, Austria, and became a naturalized United States citizen in 1943.

Nomination of Weston Adams To Be United States Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi

May 7, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Weston Adams to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi. He would succeed John A. Burroughs, Jr.

Mr. Adams was a clerk in the law office of Louis W. Ingram, Columbia, SC, in 1963. From 1963 to 1966, he was Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, United States Air Force. He was a trust officer, South Carolina National Bank in Columbia, from 1966 to 1970. He served as associate counsel on the Select Committee on Crime, United States House of Representatives, in Washington, DC, 1970 - 1971. From 1971 to 1972, he was an associate attorney in the law office of Albert Watson in Columbia, SC, and from 1972 to 1974 was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. From 1972 to the present, he has been self-employed as an attorney in Columbia.

Mr. Adams received his A.B. in 1960 from the University of South Carolina and his LL.B. in 1962 from the University of South Carolina Law School. He attended the University of South Carolina Graduate School in 1962 - 1963 and the American Institute of Banking in 1968. His foreign languages include reading comprehension in French and German. He was born September 16, 1938, in Columbia, SC. Mr. Adams is married to the former Elizabeth N. Nelson, and they have four children.