Nominations & Appointments, June 26, 1984

Nomination of Richard Wood Boehm To Be United States Ambassador to Cyprus

June 26, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Wood Boehm, of the District of Columbia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus. He would succeed Raymond C. Ewing.

Mr. Boehm served in the United States Army in 1944 - 1946. In 1950 - 1951 he was a proofreader and editor with the Prentice-Hall Publishing Co., and was in junior management with the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York in 1951 - 1955. In 1955 he entered the Foreign Service as press officer in the Department. He was consular officer in Naha (1956 - 1958), economic officer, staff officer, then political officer at the United States Mission in Berlin (1958 - 1962). In the Department he was intelligence and research analyst (1962 - 1965) and NATO political affairs desk officer (1965 - 1966). In 1966 - 1968 he was deputy chief of mission in Luxembourg. He attended the National War College in 1968 - 1969 and was in the Department as public affairs adviser in the Bureau of Economic Affairs in 1969 - 1971. He was Embassy counselor for mutual security (political-military) affairs in Ankara (1971 - 1974), and Embassy counselor for political-military affairs in Bangkok (1974 - 1976). In 1976 - 1977 he was diplomat in residence at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. He was a foreign service inspector in the Department in 1977 - 1978. He was deputy chief of mission in Kathmandu (1978 - 1980), and in Ankara (1980 - 1983). In 1983 he was an adviser with the United States Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Since 1984 he has been Deputy Examiner of the Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service in the Department.

Mr. Boehm graduated from Adelphi University (A.B., 1950), George Washington University (M.A., 1969), and received a diploma from the University of Paris in 1949. His foreign languages are German and French. He was born June 25, 1926, in New York, NY.

Nomination of Paul H. Boeker To Be United States Ambassador to Jordan

June 26, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul H. Boeker, of Ohio, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, as Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He would succeed Richard N. Viets.

Mr. Boeker entered the Foreign Service in 1961 as consular officer in Ponta Delgada. He was assistant commercial attache in Bogota in 1964 - 1966. In 1966 - 1967 he attended economic studies at the University of Michigan. In the Department he was financial economist (1967 - 1970) and Director (1970 - 1971) of the Office of Development and Finance. He was economic officer in Bonn in 1971 - 1973. In the Department he was a member of the policy planning staff (1974), Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development (1974 - 1976), and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs (1976 - 1977). He was Ambassador to Bolivia in 1977 - 1980. In 1980 - 1982 he was Director of the Foreign Service Institute. On a leave of absence from the Department of State, he served as director of analysis for International Reporting Information Systems in Alexandria, VA, in 1981 - 1983. Since 1983 he has been a member of the Policy Planning Council in the Department.

Mr. Boeker graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1960) and the University of Michigan (M.A., 1967). He attended graduate studies at Princeton University in 1960 - 1961. His foreign languages are German, Spanish, and French. He was born May 2, 1938, in St. Louis, MO.

Appointment of Maynard W. Glitman as the United States Representative for the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiations

June 26, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint Maynard W. Glitman, of Vermont, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be the Representative of the United States of America for Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiations, and his intention to nominate Mr. Glitman for the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Morton I. Abramowitz.

Mr. Glitman entered the Foreign Service in 1956 as economic officer in the Department and was fiscal and financial officer in 1957 - 1959. He was consular and economic officer in Nassau (1959 - 1961) and economic officer in Ottawa (1961 - 1965). He attended Atlantic affairs studies at the University of California in 1965 - 1966. In 1966 - 1968 he was international relations officer in the Department, and he was political officer in Paris in 1968 - 1973. In the Department he was Director of the Office of International Trade Policy (1974 - 1976). He was on detail as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in 1976 - 1977. In 1977 - 1981 he was deputy chief of mission at the United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels. Since 1981 he has been Department of State Representative and Deputy Head of the United States Delegation to the Intermediate-range Nuclear Force negotiations, with the rank of Ambassador, in Geneva.

Mr. Glitman was born December 8, 1933, in Chicago, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois (B.A., 1955) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1956). His foreign language is fluent French.

Nomination of Wanda L. Forbes To Be a Member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

June 26, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Wanda L. Forbes to be a member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science for a term expiring July 19, 1988. She would succeed Francis Kepple.

Mrs. Forbes is a candidate for the South Carolina House of Representatives. Previously she was an instructor at Winthrop College in 1981; a member of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education in 1975 - 1978; and a media specialist at Gaston Day School in Gastonia, NC. (1972 - 1975). She served on the Advisory Committee of the Museum of Education at the University of South Carolina in 1981.

She graduated from Queens College (B.A., 1947) and Winthrop College (M.A., 1969). She is married, has three children and resides in Clover, SC. She was born July 21, 1925, in Keyser, WV.