Nomination of Deane Roesch Hinton To Be United States Ambassador to Costa Rica

 

September 9, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Deane Roesch Hinton, of Illinois, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, with the personal rank of Career Ambassador, as Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica. He would succeed Lewis Arthur Tambs.

 

Mr. Hinton has served as U.S. Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1983 - 1987, and as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, 1981 - 1983. From 1979 to 1981, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs. Prior to this Mr. Hinton was the Representative of the United States of America to the European Communities with rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, 1976 - 1979. In 1975 he was named Senior Adviser to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs. In 1974 Mr. Hinton served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Zaire. From 1971 to 1974, he was Assistant Director, then Deputy Director, on the Council on International Economic Policy at the White House, Washington, DC. He served as Director and Economic Counselor at the Agency for International Development in Santiago, Chile, 1969 - 1971, and in Guatemala, 1967 - 1969.

 

Mr. Hinton graduated from the University of Chicago (A.B., 1943). He served in the United States Army, 1943 - 1945. Mr. Hinton is articulate in French and Spanish. He was born March 12, 1923, in Fort Missoula, MT. He is married, has 12 children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.

 

Nomination of Alan F. Holmer To Be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, With the Rank of Ambassador

 

 September 9, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alan F. Holmer to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed M. Alan Woods.

 

Since 1985 Mr. Holmer has been General Counsel in the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Prior to this he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration at the United States Department of Commerce, 1983 - 1985. From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Holmer was Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House, Washington, DC. He was an attorney with Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, DC, 1978 - 1981. From 1972 to 1978, Mr. Holmer was administrative assistant to Senator Bob Packwood in Washington, DC.

 

Mr. Holmer graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1971) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1978). He served in the United States Army National Guard, 1971 - 1977. Mr. Holmer was born July 24, 1949, in New York, NY. He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, VA.

 

Nomination of Richard C. Howland To Be United States Ambassador to Suriname

 

September 9, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard C. Howland, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname. He would succeed Robert E. Barbour.

 

Since 1983 Mr. Howland has been Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. From 1981 to 1983, he served as country director for Thailand at the State Department; personnel officer in labor relations, 1979 - 1981; and Foreign Service Inspector, 1977 - 1979. From 1974 to 1976, Mr. Howland served as consul/political officer at the United States Consulate in Surabaya, Indonesia. He was chief of the political section at the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos, 1971 - 1974. From 1969 to 1971, Mr. Howland was a foreign affairs analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the State Department. He joined the Foreign Service in 1960.

 

Mr. Howland graduated from George Washington University (B.A., 1960) and attended Yale University Graduate School (1968 - 1969). He served in the United States Army, 1954 - 1956. Mr. Howland is articulate in French and Indonesian. He was born April 11, 1934, in New York, NY. Mr. Howland is married, has three children, and his legal residence is in Maryland.

 

Appointment of M.E. Bradford as a Member of the Board of Foreign Scholarships

 

September 9, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint M.E. Bradford to be a member of the Board of Foreign Scholarships for a term expiring September 22, 1990. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1967 Mr. Bradford has been a professor of English and American studies at the University of Dallas. Prior to this he was an assistant professor of English at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 1964 - 1967. Mr. Bradford was an assistant and associate professor of English at Hardin-Simmons University, 1962 - 1964.

 

Mr. Bradford graduated from the University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1955; M.A., 1956) and Vanderbilt University (Ph.D., 1968). He served in the United States Naval Reserves, 1956 - 1959. Mr. Bradford was born May 8, 1934, in Fort Worth, TX. He is married, has one child, and resides in Irving, TX.

 

Appointment of Walter N. Thayer as a Member of the Dwight David Eisenhower Centennial Commission

 

September 9, 1987

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Walter N. Thayer to be a member of the Dwight David Eisenhower Centennial Commission. This is a new position.

 

Since 1982 Mr. Thayer has been chairman of the Whitney Communications Corp. in New York, NY. Prior to this he was president of the Whitney Communications Corp., 1960 - 1982.

 

Mr. Thayer graduated from Colgate University (A.B., 1931) and Yale University (LL.B., 1935). He was born April 24, 1910, in Dannemora, NY. Mr. Thayer is married, has four children, and currently resides in New York, NY.