Nominations & Appointments, May 14, 1985

Nomination of Lewis Arthur Tambs To Be United States Ambassador to Costa Rica

May 14, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lewis Arthur Tambs to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Costa Rica. He would succeed Curtin Winsor, Jr.

Mr. Tambs served in the United States Army in 1945 - 1947 and in 1950 - 1951. In 1953 - 1954 he was an assistant plant engineer at Standard Brands, Inc., in San Francisco, CA. He was in Venezuela as pipeline engineer at Creole Petroleum (1954 - 1957) and general manager of CACYP-Instalaciones Petroleras (1957 - 1959). In 1960 - 1961 he was cryogenic small piping designer at Air Reduction Corp. in San Francisco. He was teaching and research assistant at the University of California at Berkeley (1961 - 1964) and instructor, then assistant professor of history, at Creighton University in Omaha, NE (1965 - 1969). In 1969 - 1982 he was with Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, as assistant professor (1975 - 1982). Mr. Tambs was a lecturer in Brazilian history, American Graduate School of International Management, at Thunderbird Campus in Glendale, AZ, in 1973 - 1979; visiting professor of Latin American history at the University of Arizona summer school in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1974 - 1976, and lecturer, 18th annual Institute for the Study of Comparative Politics and Ideologies at the University of Colorado in Boulder, 1982. In 1972 - 1975 he was also director of the Center for Latin American Studies. He was a consultant to the National Security Council at the White House in 1982 - 1983 and from 1983 to the present has been our Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia.

He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (B.S.I.E., 1953) and the University of California at Santa Barbara (M.A., 1962; Ph.D., 1967). His foreign languages are Spanish and Portuguese. He is married to the former Phyllis Greer and has five daughters.

Nomination of Lannon Walker To Be United States Ambassador to Senegal

May 14, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lannon Walker, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Senegal. He would succeed Charles W. Bray III.

Mr. Walker entered on duty in the Department of State in 1961 and attended Western Arabic language school in 1962. In 1962 - 1964 he served as political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco. In 1964 he became principal officer at the American consulate in Constantine, Algeria. He returned to the Department in 1966 as a staff officer in the Executive Secretariat and then became Deputy Director. In 1969 he took economic training at the Foreign Service Institute. In 1970 - 1971 Mr. Walker was economic counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya. He then became deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon, in 1971 - 1973. From there he served as administrative counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam, 1973 - 1974. In 1974 he went to the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, Zaire, first as economic counselor and then deputy chief of mission, where he served until 1977. He returned to the Department as office director for Central Africa and then became Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs in 1977 - 1982. In 1982 - 1983 he took a leave of absence from the Department and became president, Joint Services Group, in Washington, DC. He returned to the Department in 1983 as senior adviser in the Bureau of African Affairs and from 1984 to the present has been Acting Deputy Inspector General.

Mr. Walker was born January 17, 1936, in Los Angeles, CA. He received his B.S.F.S. in 1961 from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. His languages are French, Western Arabic, and Spanish. He is married to the former Arlette Daguet, and they have two daughters.

Nomination of Marvin L. Stone To Be Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency

May 14, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Marvin L. Stone to be Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency. He would succeed Leslie Lenkowsky.

Mr. Stone served as editor of U.S. News & World Report from April 1976 until April 1985. He joined U.S. News & World Report in 1960 as Pentagon correspondent and shortly thereafter became associate editor for military and scientific affairs. He became executive director of the magazine in February 1973. Prior to joining U.S. News & World Report he studied science writing on a Sloan Foundation fellowship at Columbia University (1958 - 1959) and was special assistant to the chief of Army research and development at the Pentagon in 1959 - 1960. In 1949 - 1958 he was with the International News Service and served an 8-year tour as a war and foreign correspondent. He is on the executive committee of the American Society of Magazine Editors, a director of the National Press Foundation, and on the National Advisory Board of American University. He is past chairman of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, past president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan and of the Columbia Journalism Alumni (Region South). He has received numerous awards for his work in the field of journalism.

He graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (1949), where he won a Pulitzer traveling fellowship. He is married, has three children, and resides in Falls Church, VA. He was born February 26, 1924, in Burlington, VT.

Appointment of Juan Rangel as a Member of the National Commission for Employment Policy

May 14, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Juan Rangel to be a member of the National Commission for Employment Policy for the term expiring March 20, 1988. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Rangel is president and chief executive officer of MedCentre Bank, National Association, in San Antonio, TX. Previously he was president and chief executive officer of Commerce Bank, NA, in Laredo, TX. He was also secretary/treasurer and director of International Bancshares Corp. in Laredo, TX. In 1978 - 1981 he was senior vice president of the International Bank of Commerce in Laredo. He was vice president of Union National Bank (1975 - 1978) and national bank examiner for the Comptroller of the Currency in 1969 - 1975.

He graduated from St. Mary's University (B.B.A., 1971) and the University of Wisconsin Banking Graduate School (1978). He is married, has three children, and resides in San Antonio, TX. He was born May 23, 1948, in Castroville, TX.

Appointment of Naomi Zeavin as a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

May 14, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Naomi Zeavin to be a member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts). This is an initial appointment.

Mrs. Zeavin is president of UR Unique, a marketing and public relations firm, in Falls Church, VA. She is a former author, actress, producer, and director and has worked for JBS Productions. She served as a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Screen Actors Guild, Women in Film, and Women's Committee in AFTRA. She produced, wrote, and directed the film ``Journey to Augustow'' in Poland for PBS. In 1980 - 1984 she was appointed by Governor Dalton to serve on the board of visitors for the two deaf and blind schools of Virginia.

She attended Emerson College in Boston, MA. She is married, has four children, and resides in Falls Church, VA. She was born March 12, 1933, in New Britain, CT.

Nomination of Barbara Jean Mahone To Be Chairman of the Special Panel on Appeals

May 14, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Barbara Jean Mahone to be Chairman of the Special Panel on Appeals for a term of 6 years. This is a new position established by P.L. 95 - 454.

Since 1983 Ms. Mahone has been Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Previously, she was with the General Motors Corp. in 1973 - 1983, serving as manager of industrial relations for the Packard electric division (1982 - 1983); director of personnel administration for the Rochester products division (1978 - 1982); manager of career planning in human resources management (1974 - 1977); senior staff assistant of the personnel analysis group (1974); and staff assistant of the employee benefits section in 1973 - 1974.

She graduated from Ohio State University (B.S., 1968), the University of Michigan (M.B.A., 1972), and Harvard Business School (P.M.D., 1981). She was born April 19, 1946, in Nostagula, AL, and now resides in Washington, DC.