Nominations, September 7, 1984

Nomination of Jon R. Thomas To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

September 7, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jon R. Thomas to be Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters. He would succeed Dominick L. DiCarlo.

Since 1982 Mr. Thomas has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotic Matters. Previously, he was senior staff member of the policy planning staff at the Department of State 1980 - 1982; president and chief executive officer of a mid-south distributor for a five-State area for Toro lawn, golf course, and irrigation products, 1977 - 1980; and operations officer at the Central Intelligence Agency 1971 - 1977. He was a member of the U.S. Special Forces (Green Berets), 1966 - 1969, and received several decorations, including the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.

Mr. Thomas graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.A., 1970). He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born January 7, 1946, in Minneapolis, MN.

Nomination of Carl Edward Dillery To Be United States Ambassador to Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Kiribati

September 7, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Carl Edward Dillery, of Washington, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to Fiji, to the Kingdom of Tonga, to Tuvalu, and to the Republic of Kiribati. He would succeed Fred J. Eckert.

Mr. Dillery was an insurance examiner at the Washington Insurance Examining Bureau in Seattle, WA, 1953 - 1955. In 1955 he entered the Foreign Service as foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs in the Department. He was foreign affairs officer in Tokyo (1957 - 1958) and in Kobe-Osaka (1958 - 1961). In 1961 - 1965 he was international relations officer in the Bureau of Scientific and Technological Affairs in the Department. He attended the University of California at Berkeley in 1965 - 1966. He was chief of the economic section in Brussels (1966 - 1967) and province senior adviser, CORDS, Vietnam (1968 - 1969). In 1970 - 1971 he was on detail to the Department of Defense in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and in 1971 - 1972 he was political officer in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs in the Department. He attended the Industrial College of Armed Forces in 1972 - 1973. He was deputy political counselor in London (1973 - 1976) and deputy chief of mission in Nicosia (1976 - 1978). In the Department, he was Deputy Director (1978 - 1979) and Director (1979 - 1982) of the Office of Southern European Affairs. Since 1982 he has been Director of the Office of United Nations Political Affairs.

Mr. Dillery graduated from Seattle Pacific College (B.A., 1953) and George Washington University (M.S.A., 1973). His foreign languages are French and Japanese. He was born December 17, 1930, in Seattle, WA.

Nomination of Joe O'Neal Rogers To Be United States Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank

September 7, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Joe O'Neal Rogers to be United States Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed John Augustus Bohn, Jr.

Since 1981 Mr. Rogers has been executive director of the House Republican Conference. Previously, he was economic counsel to Senator William L. Armstrong, 1980 - 1981; director of the Task Force on Economic Policy, House Republican Research Committee, 1979 - 1980; economist for the Experimental Technology Incentives Program at the National Bureau of Standards, 1978 - 1979; assistant professor at Wake Forest University, 1977 - 1978; and lecturer at the University of Western Australia, 1974 - 1976.

Mr. Rogers graduated from the University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1971) and Duke University (M.A., 1973; Ph.D., 1978). He is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born December 4, 1948, in Oklahoma City, OK.

Nomination of Howard D. Gutin To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

September 7, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Howard D. Gutin to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring March 1, 1989. He would succeed William Lee Hanley.

Since 1981 Mr. Gutin has been serving as president and general manager of the Southwest Texas Public Broadcasting Council, KLRN - TV in San Antonio and KLRU - TV in Austin. Previously, he was with KLRN - TV as vice president, acting general manager, and station manager (1980 - 1981); vice president for production of the Southwest Texas Public Broadcasting Council (1979 - 1980); lieutenant colonel in the United States Army as Director of Media at the Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, TX (1971 - 1978); audiovisual consultant to the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, and the Army Medical Department worldwide (1971 - 1979); and administrative assistant and senior aide to the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, 1969 - 1971.

Mr. Gutin graduated from the University of Nebraska (B.A.) and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is married, has three children, and resides in San Antonio, TX. He was born August 17, 1930, in Patterson, NJ.