Nomination of Leonard Rochwarger To Be United States Ambassador to Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Kiribati

July 10, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Leonard Rochwarger, of New York, as Ambassador to Fiji, to the Kingdom of Tonga, to Tuvalu, and to the Republic of Kiribati. He would succeed Carl Edward Dillery.

Mr. Rochwarger began his career as an accountant with Sportsservice Corp. in Buffalo, NY, June-September 1949. He then became senior auditor for State Insurance Fund, State of New York, Buffalo, 1949 - 1961. He was named senior partner with the accounting firm of S.L. Horowitz & Co. in Buffalo, 1961 - 1965, and since 1965 has been chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Firstmark Corp. in Buffalo.

Mr. Rochwarger graduated from the University of Buffalo (B.S., 1949) and served in the U.S. Army, 1943 - 1946. Mr. Rochwarger is articulate in French and German. He was born August 3, 1925, in Buffalo, NY. Mr. Rochwarger is married, has two children, and resides in Buffalo, NY.