Appointment of Narendra N. Gunaji as the United States Commissioner on the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico

April 8, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint Narendra N. Gunaji to be Commissioner of the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico. He would succeed Joseph F. Friedkin.

Since 1960 Mr. Gunaji has been assistant, associate, and professor of civil engineering at New Mexico State University. He served as director, engineering experiment station, New Mexico State University, 1966 - 1982; and director, Building Materials Research and Testing Institute, 1976 - 1982.

Mr. Gunaji graduated from the University of Poona in India (B.S., 1953) and the University of Wisconsin (M.S., 1955; Ph.D., 1958). He was born January 9, 1931, in Belgaum, India. Mr. Gunaji is married and has five children. He currently resides in Las Cruces, NM.