Nomination of Jeffrey Davidow To Be United States Ambassador to Zambia

 

May 5, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey Davidow, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia. He would succeed Paul Julian Hare.

 

Mr. Davidow entered the Foreign Service of the United States in 1969 and was first assigned as a junior officer at the American Embassy in Guatemala City from 1970 to 1972. From 1972 to 1974, he served as political officer in Santiago, Chile, and as political officer in Cape Town/Pretoria, South Africa, 1974 - 1976. He returned to Washington in 1976 to fill the position of desk officer in the Office of Southern African Affairs and was a congressional fellow from 1978 to 1979. He was head of the liaison office at the U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe, 1979 - 1982, and a fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, 1982 - 1983. From 1983 to 1985, he served as Director of the Office of Regional Affairs, and Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs, 1985 - 1986. Mr. Davidow currently holds the position of deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela.

 

Mr. Davidow graduated from the University of Massachusetts (B.A., 1965), and the University of Minnesota (M.A., 1967). He was born January 26, 1944, in Boston, MA. He is married, has two children, and resides in Springfield, VA.

 

Appointment of Margaret F. Nelson as a Member of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education

 

May 5, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Margaret F. Nelson to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education for a term expiring September 29, 1990. She would succeed Michael L. Stepetin.

 

Since 1984 Dr. Nelson has been an associate professor at Oklahoma State University and an assistant professor, 1980 - 1984. She has also served in an instructor/adviser capacity for Oklahoma State University, 1970 - 1979.

 

Dr. Nelson graduated from Northwestern State University (B.A., 1969) and Oklahoma State University (M.A., 1971; Ph.D., 1979). She was born August 16, 1922, in Claremore, OK. She is widowed, has five children, and resides in Stillwater, OK.