Nominations, October 8, 1985

Nomination of Gregory J. Newell To Be United States Ambassador to Sweden

October 8, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Gregory J. Newell, of Virginia, as Ambassador to Sweden. He would succeed Franklin S. Forsberg.

Mr. Newell attended the Church College of Hawaii (now Brigham Young University, Hawaii) in 1967 - 1968. He was then associated with Brigham Young University in 1971 - 1974 and 1977. In 1974 - 1975 he was a planning analyst at the Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Corporation of America in Farmington Hills, MI. He then became coordinator, evaluation department, language training mission, Brigham Young University, in Provo, UT, in 1977 - 1978. Mr. Newell entered government service in 1975 as a staff assistant to President Ford. In 1979 he was director of the advance office, U.S. Senator Robert Dole primary (Presidential campaign). In 1979 - 1980 he was deputy administrative assistant to Gov. Richard Thornburg, Harrisburg, PA. In 1980 he became director of Presidential scheduling, Reagan-Bush Committee, Arlington, VA. In 1980 - 1981 he was a staff member of the Presidential Transition Foundation, Washington, DC. He then served as Special Assistant to President Reagan. In 1982 Mr. Newell was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs.

Mr. Newell was born August 30, 1949, in Geneseo, IL. He is married to the former Candilynne Jones, and they have four children.

Nomination of Allen Weinstein To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace

October 8, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Allen Weinstein to be a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for a term of 4 years expiring January 19, 1989. This is a new position.

Mr. Weinstein is president of the Center for Democracy in Washington, DC. Previously he was university professor at Georgetown University. He also served at Georgetown's Center for Strategic and International Studies in the following positions: executive editor of the Washington Quarterly, senior fellow for American institutions and values, and executive director of the CSIS bipartisan congressional policy group in international communications. He served as Vice Chairman on the United States delegation to the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies held in Mexico City in 1982. He was a member of the editorial board of the Washington Post in 1981 and served as professor of history at Smith College in 1966 - 1981.

Mr. Weinstein graduated from the City College of New York (B.A. and Ph.D.) and Yale University (M.A.). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born September 1, 1937, in New York City.