Nominations & Appointments, July 25, 1984

Nomination of Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton To Be United States Ambassador to Kuwait

July 25, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton, of Washington, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the State of Kuwait. He would succeed Francois M. Dickman.

Mr. Quainton was a research fellow at Oxford University (England) from 1958 to 1959. He entered the Foreign Service in 1960 as commercial officer in Sydney. From 1962 to 1963, he attended Hindi-Urdu language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was economic officer in Karachi (1963 - 1964), in Islamabad (1964 - 1966), and political and economic officer in New Delhi (1966 - 1969). In the Department he was senior political officer for India from 1969 to 1972. From 1972 to 1973, he was political officer in Paris and deputy chief of mission in Kathmandu from 1973 to 1976. He was Ambassador to the Central African Republic from 1976 to 1978. In the Department he was Director of the Office for Combatting Terrorism with the rank of Ambassador from 1978 to 1981. From 1981 to 1984, he was Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua.

Mr. Quainton received his A.B. (1955) from Princeton University and B.Litt (1958) from Oxford University. His foreign languages are Spanish, French, Urdu, Hindi, and Russian. He was born April 4, 1934, in Seattle, WA.

Nomination of Robert E. Barbour To Be United States Ambassador to Suriname

July 25, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert E. Barbour, of Tennessee, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname. He would succeed Robert W. Duemling.

Mr. Barbour entered the Foreign Service in 1949 as a clerk in Basra, Iraq. From 1950 to 1951, he was an intern in the Department. He was an administrative assistant in Tokyo from 1952 to 1954 and attended Vietnamese language training at Georgetown University from 1954 to 1955. He was political officer in Saigon (1955 - 1957), principal officer in Hue, Vietnam (1957 - 1958), political officer in Paris (1958 - 1961) and in Saigon (1961 - 1963). From 1963 to 1967, he was desk officer for Western European affairs in the Department. From 1967 to 1972, he was political officer in Rome and attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in London from 1972 to 1973. In the Department he was special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1973 - 1974), Chief of the Performance Evaluation Division (1974 - 1975), Director of the Office of Western European Affairs (1975 - 1976), and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (1976 - 1978). He was deputy chief of mission in Madrid from 1978 to 1984. Since 1984 he has been Deputy Examiner of the Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service in the Department.

Mr. Barbour received his B.A. in 1949 from the University of Tennessee. His foreign languages are Spanish, French, and Italian. He was born December 23, 1927, in Cleveland, OH.

Nomination of Brandon Hambright Grove, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Zaire

July 25, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Brandon Hambright Grove, Jr., of the District of Columbia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Zaire. He would succeed Peter D. Constable.

Mr. Grove served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1958 as lieutenant. In 1959 he entered the Foreign Service as vice consul in Abidjan. In the Department he was staff assistant to the Under Secretary of State (1961 - 1962), and special assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management (1962 - 1963). He was special assistant to the Ambassador in New Delhi (1963 - 1965) and political officer in Berlin, United States Mission (1965 - 1969). In the Department he was Director of the Office of Panamanian Affairs (1969 - 1971), member of the Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy (1971 - 1972), and Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff (1972 - 1974). From 1974 to 1976, he was deputy chief of mission in Berlin, German Democratic Republic. In the Department he was Senior Foreign Service Inspector (1976 - 1978) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (1978 - 1980). From 1980 to 1983, he was consul general in Jerusalem.

Mr. Grove received his A.B. (1950) from Bard College and his M.P.A. (1952) from Princeton University. His foreign languages are French and German. He was born April 8, 1929, in Chicago, IL.

Nomination of William Lee Hanley, Jr., To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

July 25, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Lee Hanley, Jr., to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the remainder of the term expiring March 26, 1987. He would succeed Karl Eller, who has resigned.

Mr. Hanley is presently serving as president, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Hanley Co., Inc., in New York, NY. He is a trustee of the International Center for the Disabled and the Greenwich (CT) Hospital, serving as chairman of its planning committee, a director of the Boys Club of Greenwich, and education chairman for the metropolitan New York chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. Mr. Hanley previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term which expired March 1, 1984. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1964).

He is married to the former Alice Hoffman and has five children and resides in Greenwich, CT. He was born January 27, 1940, in New York, NY.

Nomination of Helen J. Valerio To Be a Member of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs

July 25, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Helen J. Valerio 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. Valerio is senior vice president and treasurer of Papa Gino's of America, Inc., in Dedham, MA, a family restaurant chain of 110 restaurants located throughout New England and New York. She cofounded the company with her husband in 1957.

Mrs. Valerio is married, has three children, and resides in Framingham, MA. She was born November 23, 1938, in Chelsea, MA.

Nomination of Clifford J. Murino To Be a Member of the National Science Board

July 25, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Clifford J. Murino to be a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 1990. He would succeed Edwin Ernest Salpeter.

Mr. Murino is currently president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO. Previously, he was president and research professor, Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada system (1980 - 1983); director, atmospheric technology division, National Center for Atmospheric Research (1975 - 1980); vice president for finance and research, St. Louis University (1971 - 1975); and vice president for research, St. Louis University (1969 - 1971).

Mr. Murino graduated from St. Louis University (B.S., 1950; M.S., 1954; Ph.D., 1957). He is married, has three children, and resides in Boulder, CO. He was born February 10, 1929, in Yonkers, NY.

Appointment of James Curtis Mack II as a Member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships

July 25, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint James Curtis Mack II to be a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. This is a new position.

Mr. Mack is currently executive director of Citizens for the Republic in Santa Monica, CA. Previously he was assistant to the Regional Director and assistant veterans services officer, Veterans Administration regional office, Los Angeles (1973 - 1979). He has served in the United States Air Force and the Air Force Reserve since 1969 and currently holds the rank of major.

Mr. Mack was listed in America's Outstanding Young Men in 1973 and was nominated by the 5th U.S. Air Force for the 10 Outstanding Young Men of America in 1971.

Mr. Mack graduated from the University of Southern California (B.A., 1967; M.P.A., 1969; M.A., 1976). He resides in Los Angeles, CA, and was born December 22, 1944, in Los Angeles.