Nominations & Appointments, April 30, 1985

Nomination of Robert L. Pugh To Be United States Ambassador to Mauritania

April 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert L. Pugh, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He would succeed Edward Lionel Peck.

Mr. Pugh began his career in the Foreign Service in 1961. He studied at the Foreign Service Institute and then served as an international economist in the Department from 1961 to 1963. He then went back to the Institute for further study from 1963 to 1964. In 1964 he became political/military officer at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, where he served until 1967 when he went to Isfahan as principal officer of the American consulate. From 1969 to 1972, he was political officer in the Office of Turkish Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, in the Department. In 1972 he went to Athens, Greece, to serve as political/military officer until 1976. From there he returned to Washington as congressional relations officer until 1977. From 1977 to 1979, he was political adviser to CINCUSNAVEUR in London. In 1979 he served as Deputy Director of the Office of Southern European Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs. From 1981 to 1982, he was a personnel placement officer in the Bureau of Personnel. In 1982 he went to the U.S. Embassy in Beirut as deputy chief of mission, where he served until 1984. Since then he has been attending the Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute.

Mr. Pugh graduated from the University of Washington (B.A., 1954). His foreign languages are French, Turkish, and Persian. He is married and has two children. He was born October 27, 1921, in Clinton, PA.

Nomination of Rose Marie Monk To Be a Commissioner of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal

April 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Rose Marie Monk to be a Commissioner of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal for the term of 7 years from September 27, 1984. She would succeed Thomas C. Brennan.

Ms. Monk is currently executive assistant with Nofziger Communications, Inc. Previously she served as special assistant to the Honorable Milan D. Bish, Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (1982 - 1983). She served as executive assistant to Lyn Nofziger (Assistant to the President for Political Affairs) at the White House (1981 - 1982) and at the Reagan for President Committee, where Mr. Nofziger served as Press Secretary (1980). Ms. Monk also was executive assistant to Mr. Nofziger at the Lyn Nofziger Co. in Los Angeles (1979 - 1980) and at Citizens for the Republic (1977 - 1979).

Ms. Monk graduated from the University of Texas (B.A., 1964). She was born May 12, 1942, in McAllen, TX, and now resides in Washington, DC.

Nomination of Patti Birge Tyson To Be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission

April 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Patti Birge Tyson to be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission for the term expiring November 22, 1990. She would succeed James H. Duffy.

Ms. Tyson is currently Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Previously, she was chief counsel and staff director, Subcommittee on the Legislative Process, House Committee on Rules (1977 - 1983); administrative assistant to Congressman Gillis Long (D - LA) in 1975 - 1976; assistant to the division director, Bureau of Quality Assurance (1974 - 1975); and executive assistant to Congresswoman Margaret Heckler (R - MA) in 1968 - 1972.

Ms. Tyson graduated from the University of Texas (A.B.) and the National Law Center, George Washington University (J.D.). She was born October 3, 1939, in Sherman, TX, and now resides in Washington, DC.

Appointment of Stanley S. Scott as a Member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships

April 30, 1985

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

Mr. Scott has been with Philip Morris since 1977 serving as assistant director, corporate relations and communications (1977); director, corporate public affairs (1977 - 1979); and vice president, public affairs (1979 - 1984). He was elected a vice president of Philip Morris, Inc., on August 29, 1984, and was appointed director, corporate affairs, in July of 1984. Previously, Mr. Scott served as Assistant Administrator of AID (1975 - 1977); Special Assistant to the President, the White House (1973 - 1975); and assistant to the Director of Communications for the executive branch, the White House (1971 - 1973).

Mr. Scott graduated from Lincoln University (B.S., 1959). He is married, has three children, and resides in Dobbs Ferry, NY. He was born July 2, 1933, in Bolivar, TN.

Nomination of Elliott Abrams To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

April 30, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Elliott Abrams as Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. He would succeed Langhorne A. Motley. Ambassador Motley was Ambassador to Brazil from September 1981 to June 1983, and has served as Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs since then.

Mr. Abrams has been serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs since November 1981. Previously he was Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations. Before assuming his post at the State Department, he was an attorney with the law firm of Verner, Lipfert, Bernhard and McPherson of Washington, DC, in 1979 - 1981. He was special counsel to Senator Daniel Moynihan (D - NY) in 1977 - 1979. In 1973 - 1975 he was an attorney with the firm of Breed, Abbott and Morgan of Boston, MA.

Mr. Abrams graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1969), the London School of Economics (M.Sc., 1970), and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1973). He was born January 24, 1948, in New York, NY. He is married and resides in Washington, DC.