Nomination of George Arthur Trail III To Be United States Ambassador to Malawi

 

March 10, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate George Arthur Trail III, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi. He would succeed Weston Adams.

 

Before joining the Foreign Service in 1965, Mr. Trail was an assistant professor of naval science at Rice University in Houston, TX, 1963 - 1965, and a financial analyst for the Ford Motor Co. in 1965. He took language training at the Foreign Service Institute, 1965 - 1966, and his first overseas assignment was consular officer in Munich, Germany, 1966 - 1967. Thereafter he became trade and investment officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, and in 1968 was assigned as the political officer in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In 1970 he returned to Washington and served first as the Liberian desk officer, 1970 - 1972, and as a congressional fellow for a year at the offices of Congressman Lee Hamilton and Senator Lee Metcalf. Mr. Trail served as principal officer at the American consulate in Kaduna, Nigeria, 1973 - 1975, and political-military officer in Bangkok, Thailand, 1975 - 1978. He was Deputy Director of the Office of West African Affairs in the Department of State, 1978 - 1980; consul general in Johannesburg, 1980 - 1984; and deputy chief of mission in Nairobi, Kenya, where he served until August 1987, when he was assigned to the Bureau of African Affairs in the Department of State.

 

Mr. Trail graduated from Franklin and Marshall College (A.B., 1958) and the University of Houston (B.S., 1965). He served in the United States Navy, 1959 - 1963. He was born October 16, 1936, in Chambersburg, PA. He is married, has four children, and resides in Chambersburg, PA.

 

Nomination of Barry M. Goldwater, Jr., To Be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

 

March 10, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Barry M. Goldwater, Jr., to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. This is a new position.

 

Since 1983 Mr. Goldwater has been in private practice as an investment banker, and since 1984, as a general partner in Hambrose Leasing in New York. Previously Mr. Goldwater represented the 20th Congressional District of California as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1969 - 1982. From 1962 to 1969, he was a stockbroker with Noble-Cook, Inc.

 

Mr. Goldwater graduated from Arizona State University (B.S., 1962). He was born July 15, 1938, in Los Angeles, CA. He has one child and resides in Studio City, CA.

 

Nomination of M. Alan Woods To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation

 

March 10, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate M. Alan Woods to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring September 20, 1992. He would succeed M. Peter McPherson.

 

Since 1987 Ambassador Woods has been Administrator of the Agency for International Development (AID). Prior to this, he was Deputy United States Trade Representative with the rank of Ambassador, 1985 - 1987; vice president-technology for Sears World Trade, 1983; and vice president of DGA International, 1977 - 1983. He was Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs), 1976 - 1977; Special Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretaries of Defense, 1975 - 1976; and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) in 1975. Ambassador Woods was Deputy Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House, 1974 - 1975.

 

Ambassador Woods graduated from American University (B.A., 1967). He was born October 13, 1945, in St. Louis, MO. He is married and resides in Washington, DC.