Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Robert W. Searby While Serving at the 1984 International Labor Conference

May 7, 1984

The President today accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to Robert W. Searby, of Virginia, in his capacity as Chairman of the United States Delegation to the 1984 International Labor Conference.

Since 1981 Mr. Searby has been Deputy Under Secretary of Labor for International Affairs, and also United States Representative on the Governing Body of the International Labor Office. He is presently serving as the chairman of the United States delegation to the 1984 International Labor Conference. This Conference will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, June 6 - 27, 1984.

In 1974 - 1978 he was executive director of Walter Bagehot Research Council, Inc. In 1978 - 1981 he was a consultant to several corporations, including Westinghouse and the Edison Electric Institute; executive director of the New York State Committee for Jobs and Energy Independence, Inc.; and professor of government and politics and administrator of criminal justice programs at St. John's University and the New York Institute of Technology.

Mr. Searby graduated from Iona College (B.S., 1968) and St. John's University (M.A., 1973). He is married and has six children. He was born November 2, 1946, in New York, NY.