Appointment of George A.
Wade as a United States Commissioner on the International Pacific Halibut
January 12, 1988
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
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
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
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
He would succeed Trammell Crow.
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.
Davidson graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1950). He served
in the United States Navy during World War II. He was born August
NM. He is married, has six
children, and resides in New York, NY.