Nomination of L. Paul
Bremer III To Be Ambassador at Large for
August 13, 1986
President today announced his intention to nominate L. Paul Bremer III, of Connecticut, a career member of the
Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, as Ambassador at Large for
Bremer entered the Foreign Service in 1966 and, as a junior officer, was first
assigned to our Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. From 1968 to 1971, he
served as a economic/political officer in Blantyre, Malawi. He returned to the
Department in 1971 to serve in the following capacities: operations officer;
staff assistant to the Secretary of State; Special Assistant to the Secretary of
State, and then Executive Assistant to the Secretary of State. From 1976 to
1979, Ambassador Bremer was deputy chief of mission in Oslo, Norway. He was assigned in
1976 as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department and in 1979 as Executive
Secretary and Special Assistant to the Secretary. Since 1983 he has been our
Ambassador to the Netherlands.
graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1963), the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, France (CEP, 1964), and
Harvard Graduate School of Business (M.B.A., 1966). His foreign languages are
French, Dutch, Norwegian, Spanish, German, and Persian. Ambassador Bremer is
married to the former Frances Winfield, and they have two children. He was born
September 30, 1941, in Hartford, CT.
Nomination of David C. Fields
To Be United States Ambassador to the Central African Republic
August 13, 1986
President today announced his intention to nominate David C. Fields, of California, a career member of the
Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Central African
Republic. He succeeds Edmund DeJarnette.
Fields began his career in 1960 as an export negotiator for the international
division of Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco, CA. In 1962 - 1965 he
became an accountant for the Basalt Rock Co. in Napa, CA. From March to May,
1965, he was a sales representative for California-Western State Life Insurance
Co. in San Rafael, and then became chief
accountant for Thorsen Manufacturing Co. in Emeryville, CA, until 1967. Mr. Fields
joined the Foreign Service in 1967 and was first assigned to our Embassy in Libreville, Gabon, as a budget officer.
He served there until 1970, when he went to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, as administrative
officer. From 1972 to 1973, he took university training at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, returning to the
Department in 1973 as a budget officer in the Office of the Budget. In 1975 Mr.
Fields was assigned as administrative officer in Tunis, Tunisia. In 1979 he became
administrative counselor first in Islamabad, Pakistan, 1979 - 1980, and then
at our Embassy in London from 1980 to 1984.
Since 1984 he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary for Security in the
Fields graduated from Armstrong College (B.A., 1960). He is
married and has two children. He was born January
Nomination of Sam H. Zakhem To Be United States
Ambassador to Bahrain
August 13, 1986
President today announced his intention to nominate Sam H. Zakhem,
of Colorado, as Ambassador to the
State of Bahrain. He succeeds Donald Charles Leidel.
Zakhem began his career in 1962 as a cost analyst for
the Ford Motor Co. in Detroit, MI. From 1967 to 1972, he
was an instructor at the University of Colorado extension, and in 1968
- 1972 he was associate professor, Loretto Heights College in Colorado. He was a foreign
student adviser at the University of Denver, 1972 - 1973. Since
1973 he has been a worldwide consultant and lecturer. Mr. Zakhem
was a research analyst for the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, 1973 - 1974. In 1976
he became director of corporate relations at Rocky Mountain Orthodontics in Denver, CO; vice president in
1982, and vice chairman, board of directors, in 1985. Mr. Zakhem
was a State representative in the Colorado Legislature, 1975 - 1979, and State
senator, 1979 - 1983. He was a member of the Board of Directors at the Small
Business Administration, 1972 - 1974; the American Ethnic Bicentennial
Commission, 1975 - 1976; and was appointed a member of the Presidential
Advisory Council on the Peace Corps in 1984.
Zakhem graduated from the American University of Cairo (B.A., 1957), the University of Detroit (M.B.A., 1959), and the
University of Colorado (Ph.D., 1964 - 1970).
His foreign languages are Arabic, French, and Spanish. He is married and has
three children. Mr. Zakhem was born November
Nomination of Alexander
Fletcher Watson To Be United States Ambassador to Peru
August 13, 1986
President today announced his intention to nominate Alexander Fletcher Watson,
of Maryland, a career member of the
Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Peru. He succeeds David C.
Watson entered the Foreign Service in 1962. From 1962 to 1964, he served as
vice consul and third secretary in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. From there he became
vice consul at our Embassy in Madrid, Spain, 1964 - 1966. He
returned to Washington in 1966 to become an
intelligence analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. In 1968 he
took a year's university training at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Mr. Watson was
assigned in 1969 as political officer at our Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil. He served there until
1973, when he became Country Officer for Brazilian Affairs in the Bureau of
Inter-American Affairs. In 1975 he was named Special Assistant for Legislative
and Public Affairs in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs until 1977,
when he became Deputy Director, Office of Development Finance, and then
Director from 1978 to 1979, in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.
Thereafter, Mr. Watson was assigned as deputy chief of mission to the following
Embassies: La Paz, Bolivia, 1979 - 1981; Bogota, Colombia, 1981 - 1984; and Brasilia, Brazil, 1984 - present.
Watson graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1961) and the University of Wisconsin (M.A., 1969). His
foreign languages are Portuguese and Spanish. He is married to the former
Judith Dawson Tuttle, and they have two children, David Fletcher and Caitlin
Harlow. Mr. Watson was born August 8, 1939, in Boston, MA.
Appointment of Winton M.
Blount as a Member of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
August 13, 1986
President today announced his intention to appoint Winton M. Blount to be a
member of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. He would
succeed Robert S. Fryer.
1979 Mr. Blount has been chairman of the board and chief executive officer of
Blount, Inc., an international engineering and construction firm based in Montgomery, AL; and from 1974 to 1979,
he served as president of the company. Previously, he was Postmaster General
and Chairman of the Board, U.S. Postal Service, 1970 - 1971; Postmaster General
of the U.S. and a member of the
President's Cabinet, 1969 - 1970; and president of the
Chamber of Commerce of the United States, 1968.
Blount attended the University of Alabama, 1939 - 1941. He is
married, has seven children, and resides in Montgomery, AL. He was born February
Appointment of H. Eugene
Douglas as a Member of the National Graduate Fellows Program Fellowship Board
August 13, 1986
President today announced his intention to appoint H. Eugene Douglas to be a
member of the National Graduate Fellows Program Fellowship Board for the
remainder of the term expiring July 18, 1989. He would succeed
Eugene Welch Hickok, Jr.
1985 Mr. Douglas has been president of Alpha Environmental, Inc., a
biotechnology company in Midland, TX. Previously, he served
as the United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs and Ambassador at Large,
1982 - 1985; and as a member of the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S.
Department of State, 1981 - 1982. Before his period of government service, he
was the director of international trade and government affairs of the Memorex
Corp. in Santa Clara, CA.
Douglas graduated from the University of Texas (B.A., 1963) and Columbia University (M.A., 1966). Mr.
Douglas is married, has one child, and resides in Midland, TX. He was born October