Nominations, June 13, 1984

Nomination of Howard Bruner Schaffer To Be United States Ambassador to Bangladesh

June 13, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Howard Bruner Schaffer, of New York, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh. He would succeed Jane Abell Coon.

Mr. Schaffer served in the United States Army in 1951 - 1953. He was sales correspondent at I.M. Schaffer Co., Inc., in Brooklyn, NY, in 1950 - 1951. In New York City he was a research assistant at McCann-Erickson Advertising Agency (1953 - 1954), and marketing researcher at Lever Brothers Co. (1954 - 1955). In 1955 he entered the Foreign Service and served as political officer in Kuala Lumpur. He was political officer in Seoul in 1958 - 1960. In 1960 - 1961 he attended Hindi language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was economic officer (1961 - 1963) and political officer (1963 - 1967) in New Delhi. In the Department he was international relations officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs in 1967 - 1969 and was a Woodrow Wilson fellow at Princeton University in 1969 - 1970. In the Department he was personnel officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1970 - 1972) and in the Bureau of Personnel (1972 - 1974). He was counselor for political affairs in Islamabad (1972 - 1977) and in New Delhi (1977 - 1979). In the Department he was Director for India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Maldives Affairs in 1979 - 1982 and since 1982 has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs.

Mr. Schaffer graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1950). He attended Columbia University in 1953 - 1955. His foreign languages are Hindi, Urdu, and French. He was born July 21, 1929, in New York, NY.

Nomination of Paul Fisher Gardner To Be United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

June 13, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul Fisher Gardner, of Texas, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to Papua New Guinea and to the Solomon Islands. He would succeed M. Virginia Schafer, who is retiring from the Foreign Service.

Mr. Gardner was an English teacher at Asherton High School in Asherton, TX, in 1953 - 1954, and served in the United States Air Force in 1954 - 1956 as first lieutenant. In 1956 he entered the Foreign Service as intelligence analyst in the Department. He was consular officer in Tananarive (1959 - 1961) and political officer in Vientiane (1961 - 1963). He attended Indonesian language training at the Foreign Service Institute in 1963 - 1964. In 1964 - 1968 he was political officer in Jakarta, and Indonesian desk officer in the Department in 1968 - 1971. He was counselor for political-military affairs in Phnom Penh (1972 - 1974), and counselor for mutual security in Ankara (1974 - 1976). In Jakarta he was counselor for political affairs (1976 - 1978) and then Deputy Chief of Mission (1978 - 1981). Since 1981 he has been Director of Regional Affairs in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Department.

Mr. Gardner graduated from the University of Texas (B.A., 1952; M.A., 1956). In 1952 - 1953 he attended the University of Bordeaux in France. His foreign languages are French and Indonesian. He was born October 31, 1930, in San Antonio, TX.