Nominations & Appointments, July 19, 1985

Nomination of John Blane To Be United States Ambassador to Chad

July 19, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate John Blane, of Illinois, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Chad. He would succeed Jay P. Moffat.

Mr. Blane served in the United States Army in 1953 - 1955. He entered the Foreign Service in 1956 and was vice consul in Mogadishu (1957), in Asmara (1958 - 1960), and in Salzburg (1960 - 1962). He attended Northwestern University in 1962 - 1963. He was political officer in Yaounde, Cameroon, in 1963 - 1966. He then returned to the Department as country officer for Togo, Dahomey, Chad, and Gabon (1966 - 1968) and Acting Director of Research for Northern and Eastern Africa in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in 1968 - 1969. Mr. Blane was deputy chief of mission in Ft. Lamy, Chad, in 1969 - 1972. In 1973 - 1975 he was Director, Inter-African Affairs, in the Department. He was on detail as Director of Bilateral Programs Division of the Office of International Activities at the Environmental Protection Agency in 1975 - 1977. He was deputy chief of mission in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1977 - 1980 and a member of the executive seminar in national and international affairs at the Foreign Service Institute in 1980 - 1981. In 1981 he was a member of the United States delegation to the 36th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Mr. Blane was special Charge d'Affaires in N'Djamena, Chad, in 1982. He was then appointed Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda in September of 1982 and has served there until the present time.

He graduated from the University of Tennessee (B.A., 1951; M.A., 1956). In 1952 - 1953 he attended the University of Vienna. His foreign languages are German and French. He is married to the former Dianne Metzger, and they have two children.

Nomination of Richard Wayne Bogosian To Be United States Ambassador to Niger

July 19, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Wayne Bogosian, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Niger. He would succeed William Robert Casey.

Mr. Bogosian began his career in the Foreign Service in 1962. He attended the Foreign Service Institute and was then assigned to the Near East and South Asian Affairs Division of the Department of State until 1963, when he went to Baghdad, Iraq. He served there until he returned to study French at the Foreign Service Institute in 1965. In 1966 - 1968 he served as vice consul in Paris, France, returning to the Department to serve in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research until 1971. In 1972 he studied economics at the Foreign Service Institute and was then assigned as chief of the economic section in Kuwait until 1976. He became deputy chief of mission in Khartoum, Sudan, in 1976, where he served until 1979, when he became chief of the Aviation Negotiations Division in the Department. Since 1982 he has been Director of the East African Affairs Office in the Bureau of African Affairs.

He graduated from Tufts College (A.B., 1959) and the University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1962). He speaks Arabic and French. He is married to the former Claire Marie Mornane, and they have three children. He was born July 18, 1937, in Boston, MA.

Nomination of James C. Miller III To Be Director of the Office of Management and Budget

July 19, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate James C. Miller III to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He would succeed David A. Stockman.

Since September 1981 Dr. Miller has been serving as member and Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. Previously, in 1981, he served as Administrator for Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. He was also Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief. He was a resident scholar at the American Enterpise Institute and was codirector of AEI's Center for the Study of Government Regulation in 1977 - 1981. He also served as a member of the board of editors of AEI's journal Regulation and served on the board of editorial advisers of the AEI Economist. In 1974 - 1975 Dr. Miller served as a senior staff economist with the Council of Economic Advisers, where he specialized in matters relating to transportation, regulation, and antitrust policy. In 1975 he was appointed as the Council on Wage and Price Stability's Assistant Director for Government Operations and Research. He also served as a member of President Ford's Domestic Council Regulatory Review Group, which directed the administration's program in regulatory reform. In 1972 - 1974 Dr. Miller was an associate professor of economics at Texas A&M University and served as a consultant to the Department of Transportation and the National Bureau of Standards. Previously, in 1972, he was research associate at the Brookings Institution and at AEI. In 1969 - 1972 he was a senior staff economist at the Department of Transportation.

Dr. Miller graduated from the University of Georgia (B.B.A., 1964) and the University of Virginia (Ph.D., 1969). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born June 25, 1942, in Atlanta, GA.

Appointment of Cynthia Grassby Baker as Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

July 19, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Cynthia Grassby Baker to be Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for the term of 4 years expiring June 10, 1989. She will succeed Alexander Aldrich.

Mrs. Baker was Deputy to the Chairman for Private Partnership at the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1979 - 1982 she was finance director for the Colorado Republican Committee; sales representative for Johns-Manville in 1977 - 1979; development director for the American Medical Cancer Hospital in Denver, CO, in 1976 - 1977; and development officer for John Grenzebach and Associates in 1975 - 1976.

She is on the advisory council for Ford's Theatre and a member of the Symphony Orchestra League and the Denver Center for Performing Arts. She is married and resides in Denver, CO. She was born June 25, 1946, in Denver, CO.

Appointment of Three Members of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

July 19, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for terms of 4 years expiring June 10, 1989:

William J. Althaus, mayor of York, PA, will succeed Virginia Workman Bremberg. He was elected to the position of mayor of the city of York in November 1981. Previously he practiced law in the city of York in 1976 - 1981. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD (B.A., 1969), and Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 1976). He is married, has two children, and resides in York, PA. He was born January 28, 1948, in York.

Gov. Michael Newbold Castle of Delaware will succeed Victor George Atiyeh. He was inaugurated Governor of Delaware in January 1985. Prior to that time, he was lieutenant governor of Delaware. He graduated from Hamilton College (B.A., 1961). He received his law degree in 1964 from Georgetown University. He was born July 2, 1939, in Wilmington, DE, where he now resides.

Jennifer B. Dunn will succeed Calvin W. Carter. She is chairman of the Washington State Republican Party. Previously she was a systems engineer for the Seattle regional office of IBM. She graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1963). She has two children and resides in Bellevue, WA. She was born July 29, 1941, in Seattle, WA.