Nomination of Stephen M. Duncan To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

 

August 6, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen M. Duncan to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs). He would succeed James H. Webb, Jr.

 

Since 1982 Mr. Duncan has been senior litigation partner at the firm of Hopper, Kanouff, Smith, Peryan, Terry and Duncan in Denver, CO. Prior to this he was litigation partner with Morrison and Foerster in Denver, 1979 - 1982.

 

Mr. Duncan graduated from the United States Naval Academy (B.S., 1963), Dartmouth College (M.A., 1969), and the University of Colorado (J.D., 1971). He served in the United States Navy, 1963 - 1969, and since 1969 has served in the United States Naval Reserve. Mr. Duncan was born March 28, 1941, in Oklahoma City, OK. He is married, has two children, and resides in Evergreen, CO.

 

Nomination of Frederic N. Andre To Be a Member of the Interstate Commerce Commission

 

August 6, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frederic N. Andre to be a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission for a term expiring December 31, 1992. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1982 Mr. Andre has been a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was a consultant in Paoli, IN, 1977 - 1982.

 

Mr. Andre graduated from Calvin College (A.B., 1955), Stanford Business School (M.B.A., 1962), and Valparaiso School of Law (J.D., 1970). He was born June 25, 1933, in Grand Rapids, MI. Mr. Andre currently resides in Arlington, VA.

 

Nomination of Jeffrey M. Samuels To Be an Assistant Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks

 

August 6, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey M. Samuels to be an Assistant Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks at the Department of Commerce. He would succeed Margaret Muth Laurence.

 

Since 1982 Mr. Samuels has been managing editor for the Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal at the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Prior to this he was legal editor for the Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, 1976 - 1982.

 

Mr. Samuels graduated from Colgate University (B.A., 1972) and Albany Law School (J.D., 1975). He was born May 8, 1950, in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Samuels is married, has two children, and resides in Great Falls, VA.

 

Nomination of William Schneider, Jr., To Be a Member of the General Advisory Committee of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and Designation as Chairman

 

August 6, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Schneider, Jr., to be a member of the General Advisory Committee of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He would succeed Colin Spencer Gray. Upon confirmation he will be designated Chairman.

 

Since 1986 Mr. Schneider has been managing director of International Planning Services, Inc., in Arlington, VA. Prior to this, he served as Under Secretary of Coordinating Security Assistance Programs at the Department of State, 1982 - 1986; Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget, 1981 - 1982; and a staff associate of the subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropriations in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1977 - 1981.

 

Mr. Schneider graduated from Villanova University (B.S., 1963) and New York University (Ph.D., 1968). He was born November 20, 1941, in Rockville Centre, NY. Mr. Schneider is married and resides in Rockville Centre, NY.

 

Nomination of William Caldwell Harrop To Be United States Ambassador to Zaire

 

August 6, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Caldwell Harrop, of New Jersey, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, as Ambassador to the Republic of Zaire. He succeeds Brandon Hambright Grove, Jr.

 

Mr. Harrop was a teacher at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, MA, 1950 - 1951. He joined the Foreign Service in 1954, and his first assignment was vice consul, visa officer, in Palermo, Italy. In 1955 - 1958, he was third secretary, commercial officer at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy. He then returned to Washington, first as a personnel assignments officer, 1959 - 1961; followed as desk officer in the Bureau of European Affairs (EURATOM), 1961 - 1962; and then was economic officer in the Bureau of African Affairs (Congo-Zaire desk). Mr. Harrop was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium, in 1963 as First Secretary, economic officer, and served there until his assignment as consul and principal officer in Lubumbashi, Zaire. From 1968 to 1969, he took a year's training in the Mid-Career Program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Mr. Harrop became Director of the Office of Research and Analysis for Africa, 1969 - 1971. Thereafter he was chairman of the American Foreign Service Association for a year. From 1972 to 1973, he was a member of the policy planning and coordination staff in the Department of State. He was assigned deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia, 1973 - 1975. He was appointed as Ambassador to Guinea in 1975 and served until 1977, when he became Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs. In 1980 he was named Ambassador to Kenya and served concurrently as Ambassador to Seychelles. In 1983 Mr. Harrop was appointed Inspector General of the Department of State and Foreign Service. He served in that capacity until 1986, when he became Program Inspector General of the Department. Since 1986 he has been Director of Policy and Program Review.

 

Mr. Harrop was born February 19, 1929, in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1950) and attended the University of Missouri, 1953 - 1954, and Princeton University, 1968 - 1969. Mr. Harrop served in the United States Marine Corps, 1951 - 1952, and is articulate in French and Italian. He is married, has four sons, and resides in Arlington, VA.

 

Nomination of William Henry Houston III for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as United States Negotiator on Textile Matters

 

August 6, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Henry Houston III, of Mississippi, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Negotiator on Textile Matters in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

 

Mr. Houston began his career as a salesman for Cook and Co. in Memphis, TN, 1959 - 1960. From there he went with Staple Cotton Co-op Association in Greenwood, MS, until 1962, when he became administrative assistant to the president of L.T. Barringer and Co. in Memphis, TN, 1962 - 1974. From 1969 to 1985, he was engaged in farming operations in Tunica, MS. In 1986 he became a research consultant with Sparks Commodities in Memphis and was then appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel at the Department of Commerce. Since early this year, Mr. Houston has been United States Negotiator on Textile Matters in the Office of the Trade Representative.

 

Mr. Houston was born July 7, 1934, in Memphis, TN. He graduated from Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1956) and the University of Mississippi (M.B.A., 1959). Mr. Houston served in the United States Army, 1956 - 1957. He is married, has two sons, and resides in Arlington, VA.

 

Nomination of Francis H. Fay To Be a Member of the Marine Mammal Commission

 

August 6, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Francis H. Fay to be a member of the Marine Mammal Commission for the term expiring May 13, 1988. He would succeed William Evans.

 

Since 1983 Mr. Fay has been a professor of marine science at the Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska, in Fairbanks, AK. Prior to this he was an associate professor at the University of Alaska, 1974 - 1983.

 

Mr. Fay graduated from the University of New Hampshire, Durham (B.S., 1950), the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (M.S., 1952), and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada (Ph.D., 1955). He was born November 18, 1927, in Melrose, MA. Mr. Fay is married, has two children, and resides in Fairbanks, AK.

 

Nomination of Wesley V. Hull To Be a Member of the Mississippi River Commission

 

August 6, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Rear Adm. Wesley V. Hull to be a member of the Mississippi River Commission. He would succeed John D. Bossler.

 

Since 1986 Admiral Hull has been the Director of Charting and Geodetic Services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Rockville, MD. Prior to this he served as director of the Atlantic Marine Center National Ocean Service, 1983 - 1986.

 

Admiral Hull graduated from Oklahoma State University (B.S., 1958) and Cornell University (M.S., 1966). He was born March 16, 1937, in Oswalt, OK. Admiral Hull is married, has two children, and resides in Olney, MD.

 

Nomination of Thomas G. Pownall To Be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

 

August 6, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas G. Pownall to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for a term of 2 years. This is a new position.

 

Mr. Pownall is currently chairman and chief executive officer of the Martin Marietta Corp. in Bethesda, MD. He became the corporation's president and chief operating officer in September 1977. He became chief executive officer in April 1982 and was elected chairman in January 1983. Mr. Pownall joined the company in 1963.

 

Mr. Pownall graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy (B.A., 1946). He served in the U.S. Navy in 1946. Mr. Pownall was born January 20, 1922, in Cumberland, MD. He is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda.

 

Appointment of Two United States Representatives on the South Pacific Commission

 

August 6, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be the Representative and the Alternate Representative of the United States of America on the South Pacific Commission for terms of 2 years:

 

Representative:

 

John Henry Felix, of Hawaii. He would succeed Ann E. Stanley. Since 1970 Mr. Felix has been the president of Borthwick Memorial Services in Honolulu, HI. He was president of La Ronde Restaurants, Inc., in Honolulu, from 1962 to 1985. Mr. Felix graduated from San Mateo College (A.A., 1950), California Western University (B.B.A./M.B.A.), and Walden University (Ph.D., 1975). He served in the U.S. Army, from 1952 to 1954. Mr. Felix was born June 14, 1930, in Honolulu, HI. He is married, has five children, and resides in Honolulu, HI.

 

Alternate Representative:

 

Bradford M. Freeman, of California. This is a reappointment. Since 1983 Mr. Freeman has been a partner of Riordan Freeman & Spogli in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to this he served as managing director and board member of Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. Mr. Freeman graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1964) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1966). He served in the National Guard from 1967 to 1973. Mr. Freeman was born March 11, 1942, in Fargo, ND. He resides in Los Angeles.