Nomination of E. Pendleton James To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Communications Satellite Corporation

 

September 26, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate E. Pendleton James to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Communications Satellite Corporation until the date of the annual meeting of the Corporation in 1989. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1982, Mr. James has been president of Pendleton James and Associates, Inc., an executive search firm in New York City. Previously, he was an Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel, the White House, 1981 - 1982; director of the office of Presidential personnel for the office of the President-elect, 1980 - 1981; and president and owner of Pen James & Associates, Inc., in Los Angeles, 1976 - 1981.

 

Mr. James graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton (B.A., 1954). He is married, has two children, and resides in New York City.

 

Nomination of Scott E. Thomas To Be a Member of the Federal Election Commission

 

September 26, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Scott E. Thomas to be a member of the Federal Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 1991. He would succeed Thomas E. Harris.

 

Since 1983 Mr. Thomas has been Executive Assistant to the Commissioner, Federal Election Commission. Previously, he was Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement, 1980 - 1983, and an attorney in the Office of General Counsel, 1977 - 1980, Federal Election Commission.

 

Mr. Thomas graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1974) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1977). He is married and currently resides in Washington, DC. He was born on March 5, 1953, in Buffalo, NY.

 

Nomination of Frank Shakespeare To Be United States Ambassador to the Holy See

 

September 26, 1986

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank Shakespeare, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Holy See. He would succeed William A. Wilson.

 

Since 1985 Mr. Shakespeare has been Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal. He served as president of CBS Television Services, CBS, Inc., in New York in 1950 - 1969. He was named Director of the United States Information Agency in 1969 and served there until 1973. In 1973 - 1975 he was executive vice president of Westinghouse in New York. In 1975 he became president/vice chairman, RKO General, Inc., in New York. From 1981 to 1985, he was chairman, Board for International Broadcasting. Ambassador Shakespeare served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946.

 

Ambassador Shakespeare graduated from Holy Cross College (B.S., 1946). He has received honorary degrees from the Colorado School of Mines (engineering, 1975), Pace University (commercial science, 1979), Delaware Law School (1980), and Sacred Heart University (law, 1985). He has three children and currently resides in Greenwich, CT. He was born April 9, 1925, in New York, NY.