Nominations & Appointments, February 8, 1985

Nomination of Vernon A. Walters To Be United States Representative to the United Nations

February 8, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Vernon A. Walters to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations, with Cabinet rank. He would succeed Jeane J. Kirkpatrick. Since July 18, 1981, he has been serving as Ambassador at Large.

Ambassador Walters was in the United States Army from 1941 to 1976, when he retired as lieutenant general. His special assignments included serving directly under Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Nixon; as aide to Averell Harriman at the Marshall plan in Paris; Assistant to General Eisenhower, to set up SHAPE headquarters in Paris; Staff Assistant to President Eisenhower on all his foreign trips; accompanied Vice President Nixon on his trip to South America in 1957; military attache in Italy, Brazil, and France. He conducted negotiations with the North Vietnamese and Chinese in Paris from 1969 to 1972. In 1972 - 1976 he was Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1976 - 1981 he was a consultant, lecturer, and author. In 1981 he was Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State.

Ambassador Walters was born January 3, 1917, in New York, NY. He attended the St. Louis de Gonzague in Paris and Stoneyhurst College (United Kingdom). His languages are French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, and Russian.

Nomination of Daniel H. Carter To Be a Member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

February 8, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Daniel H. Carter to be a member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science for a term expiring July 19, 1989. He would succeed Margaret S. Warden.

Mr. Carter is vice president for strategic business services at Walter Ulrich Consulting, a management and technology consulting firm, in Houston, TX. He was with Texas Instruments in 1966 - 1985, serving most recently as director of business relations for the data systems group.

He graduated from the University of Oklahoma (B.S., 1943 and 1949). He is married, has three children, and resides in Houston, TX. He was born October 4, 1922, in El Reno, OK.

Nomination of Two Members of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences

February 8, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for terms expiring September 7, 1987. These are reappointments.

MacDonald G. Becket is chairman of the board of the Becket Group of companies, including Welton Becket Associates, an architectural/engineering firm. He is a founding contributor to the Architectural and Design Endowment for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He also served on the U.S. Capitol Architect's Long-Range Planning Committee and has been admitted to the National Council on Architectural Registration Boards. He is married, has four children, and resides in Los Angeles, CA. He was born November 2, 1928, in Seattle, WA.

Kyle Clayton Boone has been proprietor of Boone: Hunton Associates (architects, planners, interior designers) since 1968. Previously, he was an architect with Six Associates architectural firm in Asheville, NC, in 1963 - 1968; an architect with Echols-Sparger architectural firm in Marion, VA, in 1962 - 1963. He received the Reynolds Aluminum prize for architectural students in 1962. He is married, has four children, and resides in Weaverville, NC. He was born December 16, 1932, in Washington, DC.

Appointment of Charles R. Hauser as a Member of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

February 8, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Charles R. Hauser to be a member of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board for a term expiring December 3, 1987. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Hauser is president of Hauser Associates, a design consulting firm he helped establish in 1966, in Atlanta, GA. He attended Washington University, School of Architecture, and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1964.

He has four children and resides in Atlanta, GA. He was born February 17, 1941, in Litchfield, IL.