Nomination of Rush Walker Taylor, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Togo

 

April 11, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Rush Walker Taylor, Jr., of Texas, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Togo. He would succeed David A. Korn.

 

Mr. Taylor joined the Foreign Service in 1962 and was assigned as third secretary and vice consul, Yaounde, Cameroon, 1962 - 1964; staff assistant to the Ambassador, Rome, Italy, 1965 - 1966; and vice consul, Florence, Italy, 1966 - 1967. He returned to Washington in 1967 to serve on the Italian desk, 1967 - 1969; and then as staff officer for the Executive Secretariat at the Department of State, 1969 - 1970. Mr. Taylor was named staff assistant, 1970, and Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, 1971. He was then assigned as principal officer at the consulate in Oporto, Portugal, 1972 - 1975; deputy chief of mission in Nassau, the Bahamas, 1975 - 1978; staff of the Inspector General, 1979 - 1981; Director of the Office of Press Relations for the Bureau of Public Affairs at the Department of State, 1981 - 1983; and Executive Director and Vice Chairman of the U.S. Delegation for the International Telecommunications Union High Frequency World Administrative Radio Conference, 1983 - 1984. Since 1985 Mr. Taylor has been deputy coordinator and principal deputy director for the Bureau of International Communications and Information Policy. In 1986 he was temporarily detailed as Charge d'Affaires in Guinea-Bissau.

 

Mr. Taylor graduated from Harvard University (A.B., 1956) and the University of Virginia Law School (LL.B., 1959). Mr. Taylor was born November 3, 1934, in Little Rock, AR. He served in the United States Army, 1959 - 1961. He is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington, VA.

 

Nomination of Henry F. Cooper for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as United States Negotiator for Defense and Space Arms

 

April 11, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Henry F. Cooper, of Virginia, for rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Negotiator for Defense and Space Arms.

 

Dr. Cooper entered government service in 1980 as Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Research, Development and Logistics. From 1983 to 1985, he was Assistant Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and from 1985 to 1987, he was Deputy Negotiator for Defense and Space Arms. Prior to his government service, he was a member of the senior technical staff, program manager and deputy director of R&D Associates.

 

Dr. Cooper was born November 8, 1936, in Augusta, GA. He graduated from Clemson University (B.S., 1958; M.S., 1960) and New York University (Ph.D., 1964). He served in the United States Air Force, 1964 - 1972. He is married, has three children, and resides in McLean, VA.

 

Nomination of Stephen R. Hanmer, Jr., for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as United States Negotiator for Strategic Nuclear Arms

 

April 11, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen R. Hanmer, Jr., of Virginia, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Negotiator for Strategic Nuclear Arms.

 

Since 1978 Mr. Hanmer has served at the Department of Defense in various positions: nuclear plans officer in the U.S. mission to NATO, Director of the Office of Theater Nuclear Force Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, and personal representative of the Secretary of Defense on the START delegation. From 1986 to 1987, Mr. Hanmer was Deputy Negotiator for Strategic Nuclear Arms.

 

Mr. Hanmer graduated from the Virginia Military Institute (B.S., 1955) and the University of Southern California (M.S., 1964). He was born August 15, 1933, in Denver, CO. He served in the U.S. Army, 1956 - 1977. Mr. Hanmer is married, has three children, and resides in Falls Church, VA.

 

Nomination of Mark T. Cox IV To Be Alternate United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

 

April 11, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Mark T. Cox IV to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of 2 years. He would succeed Hugh W. Foster.

 

Since 1972 Mr. Cox has been with the First Chicago Corp. in several capacities: vice president and head of Western Hemisphere Capital Market Group Mexico in Golden Beach, FL, 1985 - 1987; vice president and regional manager for the State of Florida, 1983 - 1985; vice president and representative in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1978 - 1983; vice president and treasurer of First Chicago Investments Canada Limited, 1977 - 1978; and assistant vice president and general manager in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1974 - 1977.

 

Mr. Cox graduated from Columbia University (B.A., 1966; M.B.A., 1971). He was born July 14, 1942, in Cheyenne, WY. He served in the United States Army Reserve, 1967 - 1969. He is married and resides in Golden Beach, FL.

 

Nomination of Joseph Wentling Brown To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute

 

April 11, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Joseph Wentling Brown to be a member of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute for a term expiring September 17, 1989. This is a new position.

 

Since 1971 Mr. Brown has been a partner with Jones, Jones, Bell, Close & Brown in Las Vegas, NV. Prior to this he was an associate attorney with Laxalt, Bell, Berry, Allison & LeBaron, 1969 - 1971.

 

Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1965) and Washington & Lee University (LL.B., 1968). He was born July 31, 1941, in Norfolk, VA. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1963 - 1969. He is married, has four children, and resides in Las Vegas, NV.