Nominations & Appointments, April 16, 1985

Nomination of Lowell C. Kilday To Be United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic

April 16, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lowell C. Kilday, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Dominican Republic. He would succeed Robert Anderson.

Mr. Kilday entered the Foreign Service in 1957. He served from 1957 to 1959 as consular officer at the American Embassy in Havana. From 1960 to 1961, he was cultural exchange officer in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Department. In 1961 he became staff assistant in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs and from there went to Recife as political officer, where he served until 1964. In 1964 - 1966 he was political officer in Rio de Janeiro and then Santo Domingo until 1967. From there he became the Ecuador desk officer in the Department. In 1968 - 1970 Mr. Kilday was senior watch officer in the Operations Center of the Department and in 1970 studied at the Foreign Service Institute.

For a while in 1971 he was Agency Director in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs before going to Vietnam as province senior adviser, CORDS, where he served until 1973. In 1973 - 1974 he was a student at the National War College, and from there he became Deputy Director, Office of Central American Affairs, 1975 - 1976. From 1976 to 1979, Mr. Kilday was deputy chief of mission at our Embassy in San Jose. In 1980 he became Director, Office of Brazilian Affairs, in the Department, and from 1983 to the present, he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs.

Mr. Kilday was born February 20, 1931, in New Hope, WI. He received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in 1956. His foreign languages are Spanish, Portuguese, and German. He is married to the former Gerda Dreher, and they have six children.

Nomination of John R. Silber To Be a Member of the Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba

April 16, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate John R. Silber to be a member of the Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba for a term of 1 year. This is a new position.

Dr. Silber has been president of Boston University since 1970. At Boston University he is university professor of philosophy and law. He is a spokesman on the maintenance of academic standards and the financing of higher education and has several publications on those subjects. He is also the author of numerous writings on ethics and the philosophy of law.

He was a professor of philosophy and university professor of arts and letters at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He has received four awards for distinguished teaching, including the Morris Ernst Award for excellence in teaching and the Danforth Foundation's E. Harris Harbison Award for distinguished teaching.

He graduated from Trinity University (B.A., 1947) and Yale University (M.A., 1952; Ph.D., 1956). He is married, has four children, and resides in Brookline, MA. He was born August 15, 1926, in San Antonio, TX.

Appointment of Edward E. Allison as a Member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations

April 16, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Edward E. Allison to be a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations for a term of 2 years. He will succeed William C. Turner.

Mr. Allison is a consultant to the firm of Heron, Burchette, Ruckert & Rothwell in Washington, DC. Previously he served as administrative assistant to Senator Paul Laxalt in 1979 - 1984. Prior to that time, he owned his own public relations firm, Allison & Associates, in Reno, NV. In 1970 - 1973 he was marketing director for Computer Sciences Corporation's northwest division in Richland, WA. He was administrative assistant to Governor Laxalt in 1968 - 1970.

He graduated from the University of Nevada at Reno (B.A. 1961). He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born January 9, 1940, in Denver, CO.

Appointment of Mary Dewey Faison as a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts

April 16, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Mary Dewey Faison to be a member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institution). This is a new appointment.

Mrs. Faison is an antique dealer in Charlotte, NC, and serves as chairman of the Mint Museum Antiques Show. She also serves on the development board of WTVI (public television) and is chairman of the Children's Little Theatre Ball.

She graduated from the University of North Carolina (B.S., 1962). She is married, has two children, and resides in Charlotte, NC. She was born January 17, 1940, in Goldsboro, NC.

Nomination of Glen A. Holden To Be a Member of the National Museum Services Board

April 16, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Glen A. Holden to be a member of the National Museum Services Board, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring December 6, 1989. He would succeed Anne Carroll Badham.

Mr. Holden has been president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of Security First Group in Los Angeles, CA, since 1973. Previously, he was president and director of the Variable Annuity Life Insurance Co. in Houston, TX (1964 - 1973), and a general agent with National Life Insurance Co. of Vermont in 1956 - 1963. He is a member of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the Century City Civic Council. He is a founder of the Music Center of Los Angeles County.

He graduated from the University of Oregon (B.S.). He is married, has three children, and resides in Los Angeles, CA. He was born July 2, 1927, in Boise, ID.