Appointment of David
Spears Addington as Deputy Assistant to the President
for Legislative Affairs
April 18, 1988
President today announced the appointment of David Spears Addington
as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Mr. Addington has served as Special Assistant to the President
for Legislative Affairs since July 21, 1987.
to joining the White House staff, Mr. Addington
served as the minority chief counsel for the Committee on Foreign Affairs of
the House of Representatives. He served previously as an Assistant General
Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency and as counsel to the Subcommittee
on Legislation for the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House
Addington received the degree of bachelor
of science in foreign service (summa cum laude) from Georgetown
University School of Foreign Service in 1978 and received the degree of juris doctor (with honors) from Duke University in 1981. He was
admitted to the practice of law in Virginia and the District of Columbia in 1981. Mr. Addington was born January
He is married to Dr. Linda L. Werling and resides in Rockville, MD.
Appointment of Nelson C.
Ledsky as Special Assistant to the President for
National Security Affairs
April 18, 1988
President today announced the appointment of Nelson C. Ledsky
as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior
Director, European and Soviet Affairs Directorate. He will succeed Fritz W. Ermarth.
Ledsky has been a member of the staff of the National
Security Council at the White House since April 1987. A career Foreign Service
officer, Mr. Ledsky served as Deputy Director of the
Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State from mid-1985 to March 1987.
Before that, from 1981 to 1985, he was U.S. Minister in Berlin. Other assignments of
Mr. Ledsky in the Foreign Service have included
positions as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations;
Office Director for Southern Europe; and Deputy Director of the Office of
Central European Affairs. Mr. Ledsky's overseas
assignments have included West Germany, Nigeria, and Guyana.
Ledsky is a graduate of Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, and Columbia University in New York City. He is married to the
former Cecile Waechter and has three children.
Nomination of Robert
South Barrett IV To Be United States Ambassador to Djibouti
April 18, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Robert South Barrett IV, of
Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of
Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti. He would succeed John
Barrett's last position with the Department of State was as chief of senior
assignments in the Bureau of Personnel, 1986 - 1987. Prior to this position, he
served as: Deputy Director for North Africa, 1985; assistant
examiner of the Board of Examiners, 1984; and acting Syrian desk officer, 1983.
Mr. Barrett also served as Middle East adviser to the United States delegation to the
United Nations for the 1983 and 1984 General Assemblies. Previously, he was
deputy chief of mission in Beirut, Lebanon, 1980 - 1982; and
Charge d'Affaires in Antananarivo, Madagascar, 1977 - 1980. Mr.
Barrett has served as Deputy Director for East Africa, 1974 - 1977, and first
secretary/political officer in Saigon, Vietnam, 1971 - 1974. Mr.
Barrett joined the Foreign Service in 1953, serving in Isfahan, Tehran, Phnom Penh, Paris, Fort de France, and Saigon.
Barrett graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1950) and the University of Wisconsin (M.S., 1963). He was
born July 3, 1927, in Berlin, Germany. He served in the
United States Navy, 1945 - 1946, and the United States Army, 1950 - 1952. He is
married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.
Nomination of William
Graham Walker To Be United States Ambassador to El Salvador
April 18, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate William Graham Walker, a
career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as
Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador. He would succeed Edwin
Walker joined the Foreign Service in 1961 and served as a consular officer from
1962 to 1964 in Lima and Arequipa, Peru, and from 1964 to 1966
in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. In 1967 he returned to
Washington to serve as the desk
officer for Argentina at the Department of
State. In 1968 - 1969, Mr. Walker received university training in Latin
American studies at UCLA, following which he was posted as a political officer
Brazil, 1962 - 1972. From 1972
to 1974, Mr. Walker served as an intergovernmental affairs officer at the
Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco, CA. He was then assigned
as chief, political section, at the American Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador, from 1974 to 1977. In
1977 - 1978, Mr. Walker returned to Washington and was assigned as a
State Department fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. From 1978 to 1980, Mr.
Walker served as a Foreign Service inspector in Washington, following which he
served as the deputy chief of mission in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, from 1980 to 1982, and
deputy chief of mission in La Paz, Bolivia, from 1982 to 1985.
Since 1985 Mr. Walker has been a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the
Bureau of Inter-American Affairs in Washington.
Walker graduated from the University of Southern California (B.A., 1960). He was
born June 1, 1935, in Kearny, NJ, and served in the
United States Army, 1957 - 1958. He is married, has four children, and resides
in Rockville, MD.