Appointment of Louis F. Laun as a Commissioner-Observer on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

 

May 11, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Louis F. Laun to be an executive branch Commissioner-Observer on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. He would succeed Alfred Hugh Kingon.

 

Since 1986 Mr. Laun has been an Assistant Secretary for International Economic Policy at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. Previously he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Operations for the U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service at the Department of Commerce in 1986. From 1977 to 1986, he was president of the American Paper Institute. Mr. Laun was also Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration, 1973 - 1977, and Associate Administrator in 1973.

 

Mr. Laun graduated from Yale University (A.B., 1942). He was born May 19, 1920, in Battle Creek, MI. He served in the United States Marine Corps, 1942 - 1946. He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.

 

Nomination of John Thomas McCarthy To Be United States Ambassador to Lebanon

 

May 11, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate John Thomas McCarthy, of New York, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon. He would succeed John Hubert Kelly.

 

Since 1985 Mr. McCarthy has been deputy chief of mission at the American Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. Prior to this, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, 1983 - 1985, and Director of the Office of Investment in the Economic Bureau, 1980 - 1983. In 1976 he was assigned to Brussels, Belgium, as trade officer at the U.S. Mission to the European Communities, followed by an assignment as economic counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels from 1978 to 1980. He was the European Community desk officer, 1973 - 1976, and attended Harvard University for Atlantic affairs training, 1972 - 1973. Mr. McCarthy was a political officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the Department of State, 1971 - 1972. In 1968 he attended the Foreign Service Institute for Thai language training, followed by a position as vice consul at the American consulate in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 1969 - 1971. Mr. McCarthy entered the Foreign Service in 1962.

 

Mr. McCarthy graduated from Manhattan College (B.A., 1961) and Harvard University (M.P.A., 1973). He was born December 27, 1939, in New York City. He is married, has three children, and resides in Brentwood, NY.

 

Appointment of George James Benston as a Member of the Interim Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

 

May 11, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint George James Benston to be a member of the Interim Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. This is a new position.

 

Since 1987 Dr. Benston has been the John H. Harland Professor of Finance, Accounting, and Economics at the School of Business Administration at Emory University, in Atlanta, GA. Prior to this he was a professor of accounting, economics, and finance at the University of Rochester, 1969 - 1987. He has also been an honorary visiting professor for City University, London School of Economics, in London, England, since 1985.

 

Dr. Benston graduated from Queens College (B.A., 1952), New York University (M.B.A., 1953), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D., 1963). He was born March 18, 1932, in New York City. He served in the United States Navy, 1953 - 1956, and the Reserves, 1956 - 1961. Dr. Benston is married, has two children, and resides in Atlanta, GA.

 

Appointment of Erwin P. Bettinghaus as a Member of the National Cancer Advisory Board

 

May 11, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Erwin P. Bettinghaus to be a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board for a term expiring March 9, 1994. He will succeed Barbara Gregg Ingalls Shook.

 

Since 1976 Mr. Bettinghaus has been the dean of the college of communication arts and sciences at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Prior to this he was the chairperson and professor in the department of communication at Michigan State, 1972 - 1976.

 

Mr. Bettinghaus graduated from the University of Illinois (B.A., 1952), Bradley University (M.A., 1953), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D., 1959). He was born October 28, 1930, in Peoria, IL. He is married, has three children, and resides in East Lansing, MI.