Nominations, May 8, 1986

Nomination of Harry W. Shlaudeman To Be United States Ambassador to Brazil

May 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Harry W. Shlaudeman, of California, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, as Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil. He succeeds Diego C. Asencio.

Ambassador Shlaudeman in the early 1950's was a real estate salesman and property manager with Hare, Brewer & Kelly in Palo Alto; a trainee at Union Bank of Pasadena; and a credit manager at Richfield Oil Co. in Los Angeles. He entered the Foreign Service in 1954 and served as vice consul at Barranquilla, Colombia, 1955 - 1956. He then went to Bogota, Colombia, as political officer in 1956 - 1958. From there he returned to Washington to attend the Foreign Service Institute studying Bulgarian and area training. From there, in 1960, he went to Sofia, Bulgaria, as consul. In 1964 he became political officer in Santo Domingo, returning to Washington in 1964 as the Dominican desk officer. From 1965 to 1966, Ambassador Shlaudeman was Assistant Director, Office of Caribbean Affairs, and adviser to Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker during his mission to the Dominican Republic. Ambassador Shlaudeman was Special Assistant to Secretary of State Dean Rusk, 1967 - 1969. He was deputy chief of mission in Santiago, Chile, in 1969. In 1973 he returned to Washington as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. He was named U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela in 1976. He then became Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs until 1977 when he became U.S. Ambassador to Peru. He served in Lima until 1980 when he became U.S. Ambassador to Argentina. From 1983 to 1984, he was Executive Director of the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America, and in 1984 he was Ambassador at Large and the President's Special Envoy for Central America.

Ambassador Shlaudeman received his B.A. in 1952 from Stanford University and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1944 to 1946. Ambassador Shlaudeman is fluent in Spanish and Bulgarian. He received the Distinguished Honor Award in 1966 and the Presidential Meritorious Service Award in 1983. Ambassador Shlaudeman is married to the former Carol Jean Dickey, and they have three children. He was born May 17, 1926, in Los Angeles, CA.

Nomination of John Dale Blacken To Be United States Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau

May 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate John Dale Blacken, of Washington, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. He will succeed Wesley William Egan, Jr.

Mr. Blacken was a salesman with Encyclopaedia Britannica in San Francisco from 1956 to 1958. In 1958 he became a management analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture. He served there until 1961 when he entered junior officer training at the Foreign Service Institute and was assigned as third secretary from 1961 to 1963 at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He returned to the Department in 1964 and became cultural affairs officer in the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs until 1967. In 1967 he took Portuguese language training at the Foreign Service Language School in Rio de Janeiro and was later that year assigned as political officer at the U.S. consulate general in Sao Paulo, Brazil. From 1970 to 1971, Mr. Blacken was John Quincy Adams lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, a departmental training assignment. In 1971 he became the Panama desk officer until 1973 when he was assigned as political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Panama. From 1976 to 1978, he served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana. He then served from 1978 to 1980 as deputy political counselor at the United States Mission to the United Nations in New York City. He returned to the Department in 1980 as Director of the Office of Central American Affairs. From 1981 to 1984, Mr. Blacken was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo. In 1984 he became Deputy Coordinator in the Office of Public Diplomacy for Latin America and the Caribbean, where he has continued to serve to the present time. Mr. Blacken's foreign languages are Portuguese, Spanish, and German.

Mr. Blacken graduated from Washington State University (B.A., 1955). He served in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952. He was born August 26, 1930, in Everett, WA.

Nomination of Paul Matthews Cleveland To Be United States Ambassador to Western Samoa

May 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul Matthews Cleveland, of Florida, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to Western Samoa. He succeeds H. Monroe Browne. Ambassador Cleveland was appointed Ambassador to New Zealand last December and will serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to Western Samoa.

Ambassador Cleveland served with the Department of the Navy as a management analyst in the Office of Management in 1956 - 1957. He became a Foreign Service officer with the Department of State in 1957 and was a staff aide to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations in 1958. In 1959 Ambassador Cleveland went to Canberra, Australia, as economic, then political officer, where he served until 1962. He then became the Ambassador's aide in Bonn, Germany, in 1963 - 1964. In 1964 - 1965 he took academic training and received his M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. From there he went to Jakarta, Indonesia, as economic officer where he served until 1968, when he returned to the Department as an economic officer in the Office of Fuels and Energy. In 1970 he became special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for East Asian Affairs, departing in 1973 to become political/military officer, then political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea. In 1977 he was named Deputy Director and Director of Regional Affairs in the Bureau of East Asian Affairs in the Department. In 1980 - 1981 Ambassador Cleveland was Director of Thai Affairs and in 1981 - 1982 was Director of Korean Affairs. He was deputy chief of mission in Seoul, Korea, in 1982 - 1985. He was appointed U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand on December 6, 1985.

Ambassador Cleveland graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1953) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1965). He was a pilot in the United States Air Force in 1953 - 1956. His foreign language is German. He is married to the former Carter Sellwood and has four children. He was born August 25, 1931, in Boston, MA.

Nomination of Patricia Gates Lynch To Be United States Ambassador to Madagascar and the Comoros

May 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Patricia Gates Lynch, of the District of Columbia, as Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Madagascar and the Federal and Islamic Republic of the Comoros. She succeeds Robert Brendon Keating.

Mrs. Lynch was assistant manager of the Edward Cushing Bookshop in New Canaan, CT, 1943 - 1944. She was also a fundraiser (war bond drive), American Theatre Wing in New York City during this period. From 1943 to 1946, she worked in hospitals as a volunteer Red Cross nurse's aide in Stamford, CT, and Oak Ridge, TN. Mrs. Lynch continued extensive volunteer work while traveling as an Army wife during the period 1944 - 1957. From 1957 to 1968, she was coproducer, writer, and broadcaster for WFAX Radio in Falls Church, VA. From 1960 to 1961, she lived in Munich, Germany, doing freelance work for NBC, sending back to New York interviews from Western Europe, the Soviet Union, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, and Iran. She also continued association with WFAX and carried out assignments in Western and Eastern Europe and Iran for the Armed Forces Network in Europe. From 1968 to the present, she has been coproducer and host of the ``Breakfast Show,'' Voice of America. In 1969 Mrs. Lynch was on detail from VOA to be on the White House staff of Mrs. Richard Nixon. She often traveled with President and Mrs. Nixon and was Press Assistant for Mrs. Nixon. Since 1984 she has been producer-host of Saturday and Sunday ``VOA Morning'' programs.

Mrs. Lynch attended Dartmouth Institute in Hanover, NH. Her foreign languages are French and German. She is married, has two children, and was born April 20, 1926, in New Jersey.

Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Michael Novak While Serving as Chairman of the United States Delegation to the Meeting on Human Contacts of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

May 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to accord the personal rank of Ambassador to Michael Novak, of the District of Columbia, as Chairman of the United States delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe experts' meeting on human contacts in Bern, Switzerland.

Mr. Novak was a teaching fellow in general education at Harvard University from 1961 to 1963. He then became assistant professor of philosophy and religion at the State University of New York from 1968 to 1973. From 1973 to 1974, he was associate director of humanities at the Rockefeller Foundation. In 1974 - 1976 he was a writer and lecturer, and from 1976 to 1980, he was a writer at Universal Press Syndicate. In 1977 - 1978 he was distinguished professor of religion at Syracuse University. In 1978 - 1986 he wrote for National Review. Since 1978 he has been a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, DC. Mr. Novak's government service includes the following: 1976 - 1979, he served on the National Ethnic Heritage Advisory Council; 1981 - 1983, the Representative of the United States of America on the Human Rights Commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations; 1983 to the present, member of the Board for International Broadcasting; 1984, member of the Monitoring Panel for UNESCO; and 1985 to present, a member of the Presidential Task Force on Project Economic Justice.

Mr. Novak graduated from Stonehill College (A.B., 1956), Gregorian University, Rome, Italy (B.T., 1958), and Harvard University (M.A., 1965). He attended Catholic University from 1958 to 1959. He is married, has three children, and was born September 9, 1933, in Johnstown, PA.

Nomination of Vernon Dubois Penner, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Cape Verde

May 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Vernon Dubois Penner, Jr., of New York, a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Cape Verde. He succeeds John Melvin Yates.

Mr. Penner entered on duty in the Foreign Service in 1963. Prior to that time he had been an executive trainee at the New York Telephone Co. From 1964 to 1965, he was a junior officer trainee in Frankfurt, Germany, to be followed by consular officer in Zurich, Switzerland, from 1965 to 1966. In 1966 he became administrative officer in Osaka-Kobe, Japan, and returned to Washington in 1968 for language training at the Foreign Service Institute. From 1969 to 1972, he served as consular/political officer at our Embassy in Warsaw, Poland. In 1972 he served as consular officer and special assistant to the Administrator of the Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs until 1975 when he became principal officer in Oporto, Portugal. From there he served in Salzburg, Austria, as principal officer from 1978 to 1979. Mr. Penner took university training at Princeton in 1979 - 1980. In 1980 he became chief of the consular section in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1983 he returned to Washington as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizens Services, and in 1985 to the present was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services.

Mr. Penner graduated from Union College (B.A., 1962) and Syracuse University (M.P.A., 1963). His foreign languages are German, Polish, and Portuguese. He is married, has two children, and was born October 20, 1939, in Brooklyn, NY.

Nomination of Theodore J. Garrish To Be Federal Inspector for the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System

May 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Theodore J. Garrish to be Federal Inspector for the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System. He would succeed John T. Rhett. He will also continue in his position as Assistant Secretary for Congressional, Intergovernmental, and Public Affairs, Department of Energy.

Mr. Garrish has been at the Department of Energy since 1982, and he has served in his current position since 1985. Previously, he was General Counsel, 1983 - 1985; and Special Assistant to the Secretary, 1982 - 1983. He was legislative counsel at the Department of the Interior in 1981 - 1982; a partner in the law firm of Deane, Snowdon, Shutler, Garrish and Gherardi; the General Counsel of the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1976 - 1978; an assistant to the Secretary of the Interior in 1976; Deputy General Counsel in the Office of Consumer Affairs at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in 1975 - 1976; and an assistant to the Special Counsel at the White House in 1974.

Mr. Garrish graduated from the University of Michigan (A.B., 1964) and Wayne State University (J.D., 1968). He has two children and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born January 6, 1943, in Detroit, MI.

Nomination of Robert B. Helms To Be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services

May 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert B. Helms to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Planning and Evaluation). He would succeed Robert J. Rubin.

Mr. Helms has been with the Department of Health and Human Services since 1981. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation/Health, 1981 - 1984; and Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 1984 to present. Previously, he was director of health policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, 1974 - 1981; and an associate professor of economics at Loyola College in Baltimore, MD, 1971 - 1973.

He graduated from Auburn University (B.S., 1962) and the University of California at Los Angeles (M.A., 1966 and Ph.D., 1973). Mr. Helms is married, has two children, and resides in Rockville, MD. He was born January 12, 1940, in Mobile, AL.

Nomination of Clarence Thomas To Be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Designation as Chairman

May 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Clarence Thomas to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the term expiring July 1, 1991. This is a reappointment. Upon confirmation he will be designated Chairman.

Mr. Thomas has held his position of Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since February 1982. Previous to this he was Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Department of Education from 1981 to 1982. He was legislative assistant to Senator John C. Danforth (R - MO) in 1979 - 1981; an attorney at the Monsanto Co. in 1977 - 1979; and assistant attorney general of Missouri in 1974 - 1977.

He graduated from Holy Cross College (B.A., 1971) and is a member of the board of trustees of that institution, and Yale Law School (J.D., 1974). He has one child and was born June 23, 1948, in Savannah, GA.

Nomination of Peter C. Myers To Be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

May 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Peter C. Myers to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. He would succeed John R. Norton III.

Since 1985 Mr. Myers has been Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment. He was Chief of the Soil Conservation Service at the Department of Agriculture, 1982 - 1985. Previously, he operated his own row crop and livestock farm in southern Missouri, 1955 - 1982, and he was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, 1953 - 1955.

Mr. Myers graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1953). He is married, has five children, and resides in Annandale, VA. Mr. Myers was born January 4, 1931, in Racine, WI.

Nomination of Edward V. Hickey, Jr., To Be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, and Designation as Chairman

May 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward V. Hickey, Jr., to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 1991. This is a reappointment, and upon confirmation, he will be redesignated Chairman.

Since 1985 Mr. Hickey has been serving as Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. Previously, he was an Assistant to the President and Director of Special Support Services, 1982 - 1985; and a Deputy Assistant to the President, 1981 - 1982. He was a Foreign Service officer, serving as the State Department's senior regional security officer at U.S. Embassies in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Iceland, 1978 - 1982; Assistant Director in the Office of Security and Acting Counselor for Administration, 1975 - 1978, at the State Department; executive director of the California State Police, 1969 - 1975; and he was a special agent of the U.S. Secret Service, 1964 - 1969.

Mr. Hickey graduated from Boston College (B.S., 1960). He served in the United States Army in 1954 - 1956. Mr. Hickey is married, has seven children, and resides in Falls Church, VA. He was born July 15, 1935, in Dedham, MA.

Nomination of George Woloshyn To Be an Associate Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

May 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate George Woloshyn to be an Associate Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Emergency Management). He would succeed Charles M. Girard.

Since 1982 Mr. Woloshyn has been Associate Director at the Office of Personnel Management and prior to that as Deputy General Counsel, March 1982 to November 1982. Previously, he was a real estate contract officer and manager of industrial development with Amtrack 1978 - 1982; an attorney in private law practice in New York City and legal counsel for the New York City Transit Authority.

Mr. Woloshyn graduated from Fordham University (B.S., 1965 and J.D., 1974) and the State University of New York Baruch Graduate School of Business (M.B.A., 1972). He is married, has two children, and resides in Falls Church, VA. Mr. Woloshyn was born October 15, 1943, in Kuphovychi, Ukraine.

Nomination of Robert E. Windom To Be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services

May 8, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert E. Windom to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Health). He would succeed Edward N. Brandt, Jr.

Dr. Windom is a physician specializing in internal medicine in Sarasota, FL. He has been a clinical associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine since 1970 and a clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of South Florida School of Medicine since 1981. He has been a liaison to the Washington office of the American Medical Association, 1975 - 1986, and has served on the National Legislative Committee of the Florida Medical Association.

Dr. Windom graduated from Duke University (B.A., 1952; M.D., 1956). Dr. Windom is married, has three children, and resides in Sarasota, FL. He was born July 14, 1930, in Columbus, OH.