Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Alan H. Flanigan While Serving as United States Special Negotiator for Defense Negotiations With Greece

 

January 26, 1988

 

The President today accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to Alan H. Flanigan in his capacity as United States Special Negotiator for United States-Greek Defense Negotiations.

 

Mr. Flanigan is currently United States Special Negotiator for United States-Greek Defense Negotiations at the Department of State in Washington, DC. He entered the Foreign Service in 1966 after serving 6 years as a lieutenant in the United States Navy. His first assignment as a junior officer was to the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru. In 1969 he returned to the Department as desk officer for Peru where he served until 1971 when he became special assistant to the Counselor of the Department. Mr. Flanigan was political officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Izmir, Turkey, 1973 - 1975, and at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, 1975 - 1978. He was then assigned as officer in charge of Turkish Affairs in the Department, 1979 - 1981; and Director of the Office of Western European Affairs, 1981 - 1983. From 1983 to 1987, he served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Mr. Flanigan graduated from Tufts University (B.A., 1960). He was born July 8, 1938, in Columbus, IN. He is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA.

 

Appointment of Maurice Raymond Greenberg as a Member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations

 

January 26, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Maurice Raymond Greenberg to be a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations for a term of 2 years. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1967 Mr. Greenberg has been president and chief executive officer of American International Group, Inc., in New York, NY. Prior to this he was president of American Homes in New York.

 

Mr. Greenberg graduated from the University of Miami in 1948 and New York School of Law (LL.B., 1950). He served in the U.S. Army, 1942 - 1945 and 1951 - 1953. He was born May 4, 1925, in New York, NY. Mr. Greenberg is married, has four children, and resides in New York City.

 

Appointment of J. Michael Farrell as Deputy United States Commissioner on the Commission for the Study of Alternatives to the Panama Canal

 

January 26, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint J. Michael Farrell to be Deputy Commissioner of the United States of America on the Commission for the Study of Alternatives to the Panama Canal. This is a new position.

 

Since 1987 Mr. Farrell has been a partner with the law firm Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Evans in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was General Counsel at the Department of Energy, 1985 - 1987. From 1981 to 1982, he held several Federal Government appointments including: Private Sector Coordinator of the Caribbean Basin Initiative at the Department of State, Deputy Director, Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House, and Assistant Counsel in the office of the Counsel to the President.

 

Mr. Farrell graduated from Georgetown University (B.S., 1963; J.D., 1966). He was born March 30, 1941, in Washington, DC. He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.

 

Appointment of John E. Washburn as a Member of the Supplemental Health Insurance Panel

 

January 26, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint John E. Washburn to be a member of the Supplemental Health Insurance Panel. He would succeed Bruce A. Bunner.

 

Since 1983 Mr. Washburn has been director of insurance for the State of Illinois in Springfield, IL. Prior to this he was director of the legislative office in the office of the Governor in Springfield, IL, 1980 - 1983. Mr. Washburn began his career in State government in 1970.

 

Mr. Washburn graduated from Northern Illinois University (B.S., 1968). He was born June 10, 1943, in Madison, WI. He is married, has two children, and resides in Chatham, IL.