Appointment of George A. Wade as a United States Commissioner on the International Pacific Halibut Commission

 

January 12, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint George A. Wade to be a U.S. Commissioner on the International Pacific Halibut Commission for a term expiring December 12, 1989. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1975 Mr. Wade has been chairman and chief executive officer of VWH Co., Ltd., in Seattle, WA. Prior to this he was chairman and president of Pacific Capital Corp., 1968 - 1975. Since 1968 Mr. Wade has been the majority stockholder and chief executive officer of several controlled entities.

 

Mr. Wade graduated from Yale University (B.S., 1950) and the University of Washington (M.B.A., 1960; Ph.D., 1975). He was born May 14, 1929, in Seattle, WA. He is married, has five children, and resides in Seattle, WA.

 

Appointment of Ralph P. Davidson as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

 

January 12, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Ralph P. Davidson to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institution, for the remainder of the term expiring September 1, 1994. He would succeed Trammell Crow.

 

Since 1986 Mr. Davidson has been chairman of the executive committee of the Time, Inc., board of directors in New York, NY. Prior to this he served as chairman of the board of Time, Inc., 1980 - 1986. Mr. Davidson has been with Time, Inc., since 1954 in various capacities: retail representative for Life magazine, European regional manager of Time International, advertising sales executive, European advertising director in London, managing director of Time International and associate publisher, and vice president and publisher. In 1982 Mr. Davidson was appointed to the President's Commission on Executive Exchange. He is also a member of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial Commission, chairman of the executive committee of the Business Committee for the Arts, and a director of the New York City Ballet.

 

Mr. Davidson graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1950). He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was born August 17, 1927, in Santa Fe, NM. He is married, has six children, and resides in New York, NY.