Nomination of William F. Ryan To Be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

April 22, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate William F. Ryan to be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for the remainder of the term expiring January 20, 1989. He would succeed John A. Bohn, Jr.

Mr. Ryan has recently retired as vice president for finance for Gulf & Western Industries, Inc., the position he held in 1973 - 1985. Previously, he was director for international finance with the Allied Chemical Corp., 1968 - 1973; assistant vice president with Irving Trust Co., 1962 - 1973; and a Foreign Service officer with the State Department, 1954 - 1962.

Mr. Ryan graduated from Fordham University (B.S., 1950) and Louvain University in Belgium (bachelier en philosophie, 1951; licencie en philosophie, 1952). He is married, has six children, and resides in Madison, NJ. Mr. Ryan was born January 27, 1926, in New York, NY.