Nomination of James Edward Nolan, Jr., To Be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions With the Rank of Ambassador

 

July 22, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate James Edward Nolan, Jr., to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, Department of State, with the rank of Ambassador. This is a new position.

 

Since 1983 Mr. Nolan has been serving in the position of Director of the Office of Foreign Missions. He was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he served as Deputy Assistant Director (Operations), Intelligence Division, 1980 - 1983; Chief of operational section for counterintelligence activities, 1978 - 1980; special assistant to Assistant Director, Intelligence Division, 1977; and prior to 1977, he held many positions in the area of Soviet counterintelligence.

 

Mr. Nolan graduated from Catholic University (B.A., 1955). He is single, resides in Bethesda, MD, and he was born December 2, 1931, in Washington, DC.

 

Nomination of Thomas R. Blank To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development

 

July 22, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas R. Blank to be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development (External Affairs). He would succeed Cathryn C. Semerad.

 

Since December 1983 Mr. Blank has been director of external affairs, Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. Previously, he was Associate Director of Public Affairs, U.S. Agency for International Development, July - December 1983; Acting Director of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation, January - July 1983; special assistant to the Director of Public Affairs, staff of U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1981 - 1983; and administrative assistant to U.S. Representative Robert S. Walker (R - PA), 1979 - 1981.

 

Mr. Blank graduated from Wake Forest University (B.A., 1974). He is married, has two children, and resides in New Castle, DE. Mr. Blank was born June 20, 1952, in Lancaster, PA.

 

Appointment of Al Cardenas To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association

 

July 22, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Al Cardenas to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association for a term ending on the date of the annual meeting of the stockholders in 1987. This is a reappointment.

 

Mr. Cardenas is a partner with the law firm of Broad and Cassel in Miami, FL. Previously he was Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership.

 

Mr. Cardenas graduated from Florida Atlantic University (B.A., 1969) and Seton Hall University (J.D., 1974). Mr. Cardenas is married, has four children, and resides in Miami, FL. He was born January 3, 1948, in Havana, Cuba.

 

Nomination of Robert Hollander To Be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities

 

July 22, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Hollander to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring January 26, 1992. He would succeed Roland Paul Dille.

 

Since 1962 Dr. Hollander has been affiliated with Princeton University where he began as a lecturer and then became an associate professor in European literature, department of Romance languages in 1967. He was promoted to full professor in European literature in 1974, and since 1975 he has held the joint appointment of professor in comparative literature and Romance languages and literatures.

 

Dr. Hollander graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1955) and Columbia University (Ph.D., 1962). He is married, has two children, and resides in Hopewell, NJ. He was born July 31, 1933, in New York City.

 

Appointment of Thomas C. Dawson as a Member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships

 

July 22, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Thomas C. Dawson to be a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. This is a new position.

 

Since January 1985 Mr. Dawson has been serving as Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff, the White House. Previously he was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Business and Consumer Affairs, 1984 - 1985.

 

Mr. Dawson graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1970 and M.B.A., 1978). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC. Mr. Dawson was born March 9, 1948, in Washington, DC.