Appointment of David Spears Addington as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs

 

April 18, 1988

 

The 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.

 

Prior 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 of Representatives.

 

Mr. 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 22, 1957. 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

 

The 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.

 

Mr. 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.

 

Mr. 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

 

The 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 Pierce Ferriter.

 

Mr. 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.

 

Mr. 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

 

The 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 G. Corr.

 

Mr. 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 in Rio de Janeiro, 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.

 

Mr. 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.