Nominations & Appointments, December 10, 1985

Nomination of Morton I. Abramowitz To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

December 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Morton I. Abramowitz to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Intelligence and Research). This is a new position.

Mr. Abramowitz is Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the Department of State. Previously he was United States Ambassador to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction talks in 1981 - 1982. He joined the Foreign Service in 1960 as an economic officer specializing in Chinese affairs. During his career in the Foreign Service, he has progressed to the rank of Career Minister. He was Ambassador to Thailand in 1978 - 1981; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs, on detail from the Foreign Service, in 1974 - 1978; political adviser to CINC - PAC in 1973 - 1974; foreign affairs analyst at the State Department in 1971 - 1973; special assistant in the office of the Deputy Secretary of State in 1969 - 1971; international economist at the State Department in 1966 - 1968; political officer, Hong Kong, in 1963 - 1966; and consular-economic officer in Taipei in 1960 - 1962. He served with the International Cooperation Administration in 1958 - 1960.

He graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1953) and Harvard University (M.A., 1955). He served in the U.S. Army in 1957. He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born January 20, 1933, in Lakewood, NJ.

Nomination of H. Allen Holmes To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

December 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate H. Allen Holmes to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Politico-Military Affairs). This is a new position.

Mr. Holmes served in the United States Marine Corps in 1954 - 1957 as captain. He was an intelligence research analyst in the Department of State in 1958 - 1959 and entered the Foreign Service in 1959 as consular and political officer in Yaounde. In the Department he was foreign affairs officer (1961 - 1963) and staff assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1963). In 1963 - 1967 he was political officer in Rome and was foreign affairs officer in the Department in 1967 - 1970. He was Counselor for Political Affairs in Paris in 1970 - 1974. He attended the executive seminar in national and international affairs at the Foreign Service Institute in 1974 - 1975 and was Director of the Office of NATO and Atlantic Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs in 1975 - 1977. He was deputy chief of mission in Rome in 1977 - 1979 and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs in 1979 - 1982. He served as United States Ambassador to Portugal in 1982 - 1985.

He graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1954) and received a certificate in 1958 from the University of Paris. His foreign languages are French and Italian. He was born January 11, 1933, in Bucharest, Romania, of American parents.

Nomination of Henry F. Schickling To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

December 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Henry F. Schickling to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, United States International Development Cooperation Agency, for a term expiring December 17, 1988. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Schickling is international president of the International Union of Tool, Die and Mold Makers (IUTDM) and the International Society of Skilled Trades (ISST), labor organizations. Previously he served as president of the IUTDM and ISST.

Mr. Schickling is married, has five children, and resides in Langhorne, PA. He was born December 13, 1926, in Philadelphia, PA.

Appointment of Robert W. McVey as a United States Commissioner of the International Pacific Halibut Commission

December 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Robert W. McVey to be a United States Commissioner on the International Pacific Halibut Commission for the term expiring December 12, 1986. This is a reappointment.

Since 1980 Mr. McVey has been Director, Alaska Region, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in Juneau, AK. Previously he was Deputy Director, Alaska Region, NMFS (1970 - 1980). He was assistant fisheries attache at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1966 - 1979.

He graduated from the University of Missouri (B.A., 1953; M.A., 1955). He is married, has two children, and resides in Juneau, AK. He was born February 19, 1932, in Stockton, KS.

Appointment of John A. Nuetzel as a Member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science

December 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint John A. Nuetzel to be a member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science for a term expiring December 31, 1987. He would succeed John R. Whinnery.

Since 1962 Dr. Nuetzel has been serving as medical director of St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis, MO. At St. Mary's Health Center he served as director of cardiology (1955 - 1977) and director of medical service (1955 - 1962). Since 1954 he has also been affiliated with St. Louis University School of Medicine, where he now serves as clinical professor of internal medicine.

He graduated from Washington University (M.D., 1947). He is married, has six children, and resides in St. Louis, MO. He was born February 16, 1925, in East St. Louis, IL.

Appointment of Three Members of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

December 10, 1985

The President has appointed the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations:

Robert Boone Hawkins, Jr., of California, for a term of 2 years. This is a reappointment. Mr. Hawkins is president of the Sequoia Institute and Trendsetter Energy Systems, Inc. He was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1975 - 1976; and he has published several articles on local and Federal Government. He graduated from San Francisco State College (B.S., 1965) and the University of Washington (Ph.D., 1969). He is married and has two children. He was born September 6, 1941, in Berkeley, CA.

Sandra R. Smoley, of California, for a term of 2 years. This is a reappointment. Ms. Smoley serves as supervisor for the third district for the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors. She is active in both civic and community affairs. She graduated from the University of Iowa (B.S., 1959). She is married and has three children. She was born July 8, 1936, in Spirit Lake, IA.

John T. Bragg, of Tennessee, for a term of 2 years. Mr. Bragg currently serves as deputy speaker for the Tennessee House of Representatives, where he has chaired the house finance, ways and means committee since 1973. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University (B.A.). He has two children. He was born May 9, 1918, in Woodbury, TN.

Nomination of Larry K. Mellinger To Be an Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank

December 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Larry K. Mellinger to be an Alternate Executive Director for the Inter-American Development Bank. He would succeed Hugh Foster.

Mr. Mellinger is senior vice president and chief financial officer of GRUMA Corp. in Malibu, CA. Previously, he was with Union Bank in Los Angeles as senior vice president, planning and development (1983 - 1985); senior vice president, international banking department (1981 - 1983); senior vice president, Asia/Pacific (1978 - 1981); and vice president, Latin America (1974 - 1978).

Mr. Mellinger graduated from the University of Kansas (B.A., 1967; B.S., 1968). He is married, has two children, and resides in Malibu, CA. He was born April 28, 1944.

Appointment of Three Members of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education

December 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education for terms expiring September 29, 1988:

Clarence Wallace Skye, of South Dakota. This is a reappointment. Mr. Skye currently serves as executive director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota. He is active in both civic and community activities. He attended the University of South Dakota (B.S.). He is married and has three children. He was born July 26, 1941, in Fort Yates, SD.

Eddie Leon Tullis, of Alabama. This is a reappointment. Mr. Tullis currently serves as utility foreman for the Monsanto Corp. He is active in several American Indian community organizations. He attended Faulkner State Junior College. He is married and has four children. He was born January 9, 1938, in Mobile, AL.

Robert Youngdeer, of North Carolina. This is a reappointment. Mr. Youngdeer currently serves as chief to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. He is married and has two children. He was born April 13, 1922, in Cherokee, NC.

Appointment of T. Marshall Hahn, Jr., as a Member of the President's Export Council

December 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint T. Marshall Hahn, Jr., to be a member of the President's Export Council.

Mr. Hahn is chairman and chief executive officer of the Georgia-Pacific Corp. He has been with the Georgia-Pacific Corp. since 1973 as director (1973 - present); chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer (1984 - 1985); president and chief executive officer (1983 - 1984); president and chief operating officer (1982 - 1983); president (1976 - 1982); executive vice president, pulp, paper, and chemicals (1975 - 1976); and executive vice president, chemicals (1975). Prior to joining the Georgia-Pacific Corp., Mr. Hahn was president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1962 - 1975); dean of arts and sciences at Kansas State University; and head of the physics department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1954 - 1959).

He graduated from the University of Kentucky (B.S., 1945) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 1950). He is married, has two children, and resides in Atlanta, GA. He was born December 2, 1926, in Lexington, KY.

Appointment of John A. Love as a Member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships

December 10, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint John A. Love to be a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. This is an initial appointment.

Mr. Love has been with Ideal Basic Industries, Inc., in Denver, CO, since 1974 and is currently chairman of the board. In 1962 he was elected Governor of Colorado, and he served three consecutive 4-year terms. Mr. Love also served as chairman of the Republican Governors Conference in 1966 - 1967 and as chairman of the National Governors Conference in 1969 - 1970. He is a director of Frontier Airlines, the Manville Corp., United Banks of Colorado, and the Denver Chamber of Commerce. He is also a trustee of the University of Denver.

Mr. Love graduated from the University of Denver (A.B., 1938; L.L.B., 1941). He is married, has three children, and resides in Denver, CO. He was born November 29, 1916, in Gibson City, IL.