Nomination of Arthur G. Linkletter for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Commissioner General of the United States Exhibition for the International Exposition in Brisbane, Australia

January 21, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Arthur G. Linkletter for the rank of Ambassador during the tenure of his service as Commissioner General of the United States Exhibition for the International Exposition, Brisbane, Australia, 1988.

Mr. Linkletter is a world renowned broadcaster, author, and lecturer. He began his career in 1933 as an announcer for KGB Radio in San Diego, CA. From 1935 to 1939, he was a radio and public address system director for the San Diego Exposition; the Texas Centennial, Dallas; and the San Francisco World's Fair, California; respectively. Since 1941 he has been self-employed. In 1958 he served as special representative of the U.S. State Department at the Brussels World's Fair; a member of the President's Commission for the Observance of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the United Nations, 1970; a member, National Advisory Council for Drug Abuse Prevention and Presidential Commission to Improve Reading, 1972; and as a member of the U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 1973 - 1978. Mr. Linkletter has received numerous awards and honorariums over the years and has received 13 honorary doctorates.

Mr. Linkletter graduated from San Diego State Teachers College (A.B., 1934). He is married to the former Lois Foerster, and they have three children. Mr. Linkletter was born July 17, 1912, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.