Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Dean Burch While Serving as Chairman of the United States Delegation to the World Administrative Radio Conference on Space

April 1, 1985

The President today accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to Dean Burch in his capacity as Chairman of the United States delegation to the first session of the World Administrative Radio Conference on Space of the International Telecommunication Union.

Mr. Burch served in the United States Army in 1946 - 1948. In 1953 - 1955 he was special assistant to the attorney general of Arizona and was legislative assistant, then administrative assistant, to Senator Barry Goldwater in 1955 - 1959. In 1959 - 1963 and again in 1965 - 1969 he was an attorney with the law firm of Dunseath, Stubbs, and Burch in Tucson, AZ. He was deputy director of the Goldwater for President Committee (1963 - 1964), chairman of the Republican National Committee (1964 - 1965), and campaign manager for Barry Goldwater (1968). In 1969 he was appointed to the Arizona Board of Regents by Gov. Jack Williams. He was Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC, in 1969 - 1974. In 1974 (March-December) he was Counsellor to the President of the United States. Since 1975 he has been an attorney with the law firm of Pierson, Ball, and Dowd in Washington, DC. Since 1985 he has been Chairman of the United States delegation to the first session of the World Administrative Radio Conference on Space of the International Telecommunication Union.

Mr. Burch received his LL.B. in 1953 from the University of Arizona. He was born December 20, 1927, in Enid, OK.