Nominations & Appointments, June 19, 1984

Nomination of Robert J. Ryan, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Mali

June 19, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert J. Ryan, Jr., of the District of Columbia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Mali. He would succeed Parker W. Borg.

In 1960 Mr. Ryan entered government service with the Department of State. He was consular officer in Ponta Delgada (1961 - 1963) and assistant commercial attache in Rio de Janeiro (1964 - 1966). He attended economic training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1966 to 1967. From 1967 to 1969, he was an economic officer in Pretoria and was a member of the National Security Council at the White House from 1969 to 1971. He was economic officer in Paris (1971 - 1973) and counselor for economic and commercial affairs in Rabat (1973 - 1974). In the Department he was Director of the Office of Monetary Affairs in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs from 1974 to 1977, and a member of the executive seminar in national and international affairs at the Foreign Service Institute from 1977 to 1978. From 1979 to 1981, he was Deputy Representative to the United States Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. In the Department he was Director of the Office of Regional Economic Policy (1981 - 1982) and Deputy to the Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, and Coordinator of the Caribbean Basin Initiative (1983). Since 1984 he has attended refresher language courses at the Foreign Service Institute.

Mr. Ryan received his B.A. (1960) from Johns Hopkins University and his M.A. (1967) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He attended George Washington University from 1960 to 1961. His foreign languages are French and Portuguese. He was born August 11, 1939, in Washington, DC.

Appointment of Judith D. Moss as a Member of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs

June 19, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Judith D. Moss to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs for a term expiring May 8, 1987. This is a reappointment.

Mrs. Moss is currently president of the law firm of Barrett & Barrett in Columbus, OH. She has been with the firm since 1975, serving as office manager (1975 - 1976), paralegal (1977 - 1978), and administrative attorney (1978 - 1981).

Mrs. Moss graduated from Ohio State University (B.S., B.A., 1975; J.D., 1977) and holds an associate degree (1968) from the Electronic Computer Programming Institute. She resides in Columbus, OH, and was born June 2, 1945, in Indianapolis, IN.

Appointment of R. Charles Gentry as a Member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships

June 19, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint R. Charles Gentry to be a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. He would succeed John D. Saxon.

Mr. Gentry is currently a partner with the law firm of Shank, Irwin & Conant in Dallas, TX. Previously, he was chief legislative assistant to United States Senator Pete V. Domenici (1973 - 1979); Director of the Office of Special Projects, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1971 - 1973); White House fellow assigned as special assistant to the Attorney General (1970 - 1971) and law clerk to the Honorable Halbert O. Woodward, District Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (1969 - 1970).

Mr. Gentry graduated from New Mexico Military Institute (B.A., 1956), the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (B.S., 1962), and Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., 1969). He is married, has two children, and resides in Dallas, TX. He was born August 10, 1935, in Dexter, NM.

Nomination of Margaret Phelan To Be a Member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

June 19, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Margaret Phelan to be a member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science for a term expiring July 19, 1988. She would succeed Philip A. Sprague.

Mrs. Phelan is currently owner of Phelan Business Research in Shawnee Mission, KS. Prior to this, she was research manager for Heidrick and Struggles, Inc., for almost 17 years.

Mrs. Phelan graduated from Kansas State University (B.S., 1945) and Rosary College (M.A., 1969). She resides in Overland Park, KS, and was born July 8, 1924, in Kansas City, MO.