Nominations & Designations, December 13, 1985

Nomination of James L. Malone To Be United States Ambassador to Belize

December 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate James L. Malone, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Belize. He would succeed Malcolm R. Barnebey.

Mr. Malone is currently a consultant to the Department of State. He served as an Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, and in that capacity he was also the Special Representative of the President for the Law of the Sea Conference, with the personal rank of Ambassador, 1981 - 1985. In 1981 Mr. Malone served as the Acting Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Mr. Malone practiced law with the firm of Doub and Muntzing in Washington, DC, 1978 - 1981. He served as U.S. Representative to the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament, 1976 - 1977; General Counsel to the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1973 - 1976; Assistant General Counsel, 1971 - 1973; and senior principal trial attorney for the Federal Maritime Commission, 1970 - 1971. He was a visiting professor of law, School of Law, University of Texas, in 1969; dean and professor of law, College of Law, Willamette University, in 1967 - 1968; assistant dean and lecturer in law, School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles, 1961 - 1967.

Mr. Malone graduated from Pomona College (B.A., 1953), Stanford Law School (J.D., 1959), and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1965). He is married, has three children, and resides in McLean, VA. Mr. Malone was born December 22, 1931, in Los Angeles, CA.

Nomination of Michael A. Samuels To Be a Deputy United States Trade Representative

December 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael A. Samuels, of the District of Columbia, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Peter Otto Murphy.

Dr. Samuels is currently vice president, international division, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1981 to the present; and he has also been serving as vice chairman and executive director at the Center for International Private Enterprise, 1978 to the present. He was executive director of the Third World Studies Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University in 1977 - 1981. Dr. Samuels served as U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone in 1975 - 1977; as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State in 1973 - 1974; and as legislative management officer at the Department of State in 1970 - 1973. He was a teacher and supervisor with the Peace Corps in Nigeria in 1962 - 1964.

Dr. Samuels graduated from Yale University (A.B., 1961) and Teachers College at Columbia University (M.A., 1962; Ph.D., 1965). He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. Dr. Samuels was born April 4, 1939, in Youngstown, OH.

Nomination of Hugh W. Foster To Be Alternate United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

December 13, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Hugh W. Foster, of California, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of 2 years. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Foster has been serving in this position since October 1983, and prior to that he served as Alternate Executive Director for the Inter-American Development Bank in 1982 - 1983. He was associated with the Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco, CA, where he last served as vice president and area manager of the bank's Asia Pacific division. Previously, Mr. Foster served as vice president and area manager in Mexico City in 1977 - 1980; vice president and area manager, China Sea area, in 1975 - 1977; and assistant vice president and area manager, Australasia area, in 1974 - 1975. He has held other positions with the Wells Fargo Bank since 1969.

Mr. Foster graduated from Colgate University (A.B., 1965) and Stanford University Graduate School of Business (M.B.A., 1969). He is married, has five children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born December 13, 1943, in Baltimore, MD.

Designation of Heather J. Gradison as Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission

December 13, 1985

The President today announced the designation of Heather J. Gradison, of Ohio, to be Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission. She would succeed Reese H. Taylor, Jr.

Mrs. Gradison has been serving as a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission since June 1982. Previously she was with the Southern Railway System in Washington, DC, 1974 - 1982.

Mrs. Gradison graduated from Radford College (B.A., 1975) and attended George Washington University, 1976 - 1978. She is married and resides in Washington, DC. Mrs. Gradison was born September 6, 1952, in Houston, TX.