Nominations, May 17, 1985

Nomination of L. Craig Johnstone To Be United States Ambassador to Algeria

May 17, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate L. Craig Johnstone, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria. He would succeed Michael H. Newlin.

Mr. Johnstone began his career in 1965 as an intern at the International Institute for Education, USAID contract, in Vietnam. He served in 1965 - 1966 in Vietnam with the Agency for International Development and in 1966 - 1970 with the Department of State on detail to USAID in Vietnam.

In 1970 - 1971 Mr. Johnstone was at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. In 1971 he became political/military officer at our Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. In 1973 - 1974 he was on leave without pay status at Capitol Hill. In 1974 he returned to the Department as Deputy Director of the Executive Secretariat in the Office of the Secretary of State, where he served until 1976. In 1976 he went on detail to the U.S. Sinai Support Mission. In 1976 - 1977 he was chief of the economic section at our Embassy in Jamaica. Mr. Johnstone took French language training in 1978 and then went to our Embassy in France as political/military officer. In 1981 - 1983 he was Chief of the Office of Central American Affairs and from 1983 to present has been a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.

Mr. Johnstone was born September 1, 1942, in Seattle, WA. He received his B.A. in 1964 from the University of Maryland, did graduate studies there in 1965, and graduate studies at Harvard in 1971. He was on the faculty at the Institute of Politics at Harvard in 1971 - 1972. His foreign languages are Vietnamese, French, and Spanish. Mr. Johnstone is married to the former Janet Gail Buechel, and they have three children.

Nomination of Edward Morgan Rowell To Be United States Ambassador to Bolivia

May 17, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward Morgan Rowell, 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 Bolivia. He would succeed Edwin Gharst Corr.

Mr. Rowell was with Woodward & Lothrop in Washington, DC, in 1955 - 1956. In 1956 he began his career in the Foreign Service in training assignments, first as a management analyst and then as a budget examiner. He served as vice consul and economic/commercial officer in Recife, Brazil, in 1958. He then went to Curitiba, Brazil, as consul and principal officer in 1958 - 1961. In 1961 he returned to the Department as Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs. In 1962 - 1964 he was officer in charge of Honduran affairs for the Department and the Agency for International Development. In 1964 - 1965 he was detailed to Stanford University for Latin American studies. In 1965 he served as political officer and deputy chief of section at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He then became chief of the political section of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where he served until 1970. In 1970 he returned to the Stanford University graduate school of business for senior training. Mr. Rowell then served as a Foreign Service inspector in the Department in 1971 - 1974. In 1974 - 1975 he was Deputy Director/Economic Officer in the Office of Iberian Affairs. In 1975 he became Deputy Director, Office of West European Affairs, and then Director. In 1978 he went to Lisbon, Portugal, as deputy chief of mission and from 1983 to present has been a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs.

Mr. Rowell was born October 13, 1931, in Oakland, CA. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1953 and attended Stanford University in 1964 - 1965 and the graduate school of business at Stanford in 1970 - 1971. He served in the United States Army in 1953 - 1955. His foreign languages are Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Mr. Rowell is married to the former Le Wood, and they have three children.

Nomination of Nicholas Ruwe To Be United States Ambassador to Iceland

May 17, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Nicholas Ruwe to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Iceland. He would succeed Marshall Brement.

Mr. Ruwe was with Petroleum Consultants Training Program in Houston, TX, in 1956 - 1960. In 1960 he joined the Volunteers for Nixon/Lodge in their Presidential campaign. In 1961 - 1964 he worked on numerous campaigns, i.e., Tower for Senate in Houston, TX; Goode for Congress, San Antonio, TX; Bailey for Mayor, Houston, TX, and Percy for Governor, Chicago, IL. Mr. Ruwe worked in 1965 - 1967 as a stockbroker with Clark & Dodge in New York City and Detroit. In 1968 he returned to the campaign trail in New York for Nixon for President. In 1969 Mr. Ruwe came to the Department of State as an Assistant Chief of Protocol, where he served until 1975. In 1975 - 1977 he was vice president of Pathfinder Corp., in Washington, DC. He then campaigned for Reagan for President in Washington, DC, and California in 1979 - 1980. In 1980 - 1984 he was chief of staff for Richard Nixon, General Services Administration, New York City. From 1984 to the present, Mr. Ruwe worked with the President's Inaugural Committee.

Mr. Ruwe was born September 22, 1933, in Detroit, MI. He received his B.A. in 1955 from Brown University and attended the University of Michigan graduate school of business administration in 1955 - 1956. His foreign language is French. Mr. Ruwe is married to the former Nancy Lammerding.