Nomination of James P. Moore, Jr., To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

 

May 5, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate James P. Moore, Jr., to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Trade Development) for the International Trade Administration at the Department of Commerce. He would succeed Charles E. Cobb, Jr.

 

Since 1986 Mr. Moore has been Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy. Prior to this he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Information and Analysis, 1983 - 1985. Since 1984 Mr. Moore has been head of the United States delegation to the Industry Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France. He was a member of the Board of Advisers of the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution, 1981 - 1983. He has also been a legislative assistant and counselor to Congressman Charles Pashayan, Jr., 1979 - 1980, and legislative assistant to Congressman William M. Ketchum, 1977 - 1979.

 

Mr. Moore graduated from Rutgers University (B.A., 1975) and the University of Pittsburgh (M.A., 1976). He was born April 24, 1953, in Joliet, IL, and currently resides in Arlington, VA.

 

Nomination of Charles E. Cobb, Jr., To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce

 

May 5, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles E. Cobb, Jr., to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism at the Department of Commerce. He would succeed Donna F. Tuttle.

 

Since 1987 Mr. Cobb has been Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Trade Development) for the International Trade Administration at the Department of Commerce. Previously, he was chairman and chief executive officer of Arvida Disney Corp., 1972 - 1987. He is also a former director and chief operating officer of the Penn Central Corp. and a group president of Penn Central.

 

Mr. Cobb graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1958; M.B.A., 1962). He served in the United States Naval Reserve, 1958 - 1960. He was born May 9, 1936, in Fresno, CA. He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.