Nomination of Harold G.
Christensen To Be Deputy Attorney General
May 24, 1988
President today nominated Harold G. Christensen to be Deputy Attorney General
at the Department of Justice. He would succeed Arnold I. Burns.
Christensen is currently chairman of the board of directors of Snow,
Christensen & Martineau in Salt Lake City, UT. He has also been
involved in numerous associations and committees, including: fellow of the
American College of Trial Lawyers, and State chairman, 1986 and 1987; member of
the ad hoc committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States on
American Inns of Court, 1984 - 1986; charter president of the American Inns of
Court I, 1980; and president of the Utah State Bar, 1975 - 1976.
Christensen graduated from the University of Utah (A.B., 1949) and the University of Michigan (J.D., 1951). He was
born June 25, 1926, in Springville, UT.
Nomination of Edward
S.G. Dennis, Jr., To Be an Assistant Attorney General
May 24, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Edward S.G. Dennis, Jr., to
be an Assistant Attorney General (Criminal Division) at the Department of
Justice. He would succeed William F. Weld.
1983 Mr. Dennis has been United States Attorney for the Eastern District of
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Prior to this he was
chief of the narcotic and dangerous drug section at the Department of Justice
in Washington, DC, 1980 - 1983. Mr.
Dennis was Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States
Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, 1978 - 1980, and
Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office, 1975 - 1980. He was a
law clerk for the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., at the U.S. District
Court in Philadelphia, 1973 - 1975.
Dennis graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (B.S., 1967) and the University of Pennsylvania (LL.D., 1973). He was
born January 24, 1945, in Salisbury, MD. He is married, has one
child, and resides in Pennsylvania.
Nomination of Warren
Zimmermann To Be United States Ambassador to Yugoslavia
May 24, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Warren Zimmermann, of
Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career
Minister, to be Ambassador to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. He
would succeed John Douglas Scanlon.
Zimmermann was a staff reporter for the Munroe News Bureau before entering the
Foreign Service in 1961. From 1962 to 1964, he was consular and political
officer in Caracas, Venezuela. In 1964, he was
assigned to the Foreign Service Institute to study Serbo-Croatian and served as
political officer in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1965 - 1968. He
returned in 1968 to the Bureau of Intelligence and Research as a Soviet policy
analyst and served as a special assistant to the Secretary of State in the
Office of the Counselor, 1970 - 1973. In 1973, he studied Russian at the
Foreign Service Institute and from there became deputy counselor of embassy for
politico-military affairs in Moscow. From 1975 to 1977, he
was special assistant for policy planning at the Bureau of European and
Canadian Affairs at the Department of State. He was counselor for political
affairs in Paris, France, 1977 - 1980; Deputy Chairman of the U.S. delegation
to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) in Madrid,
Spain; and deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, 1981. He was
a visiting fellow on the Council on Foreign Relations, 1984 - 1985; and deputy
to the head of the U.S. delegation to the arms
reduction negotiations in Geneva with the personal rank
of Ambassador, 1985. He currently is Chairman of the U.S. delegation to the Vienna followup
meeting of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Zimmermann graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1956) and Cambridge University (M.A., 1958). He was
born November 16, 1934, in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the U.S.
Army in 1959. He is married, has three children, and resides in Virginia.
Nomination of John
Alderson To Be Administrator of General Services
May 24, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate John Alderson to be
Administrator of General Services. He would succeed Terence C. Golden.
Alderson has been serving as Acting Administrator since April
Prior to this, he served as Associate Administrator in the Office of
Congressional and Industry Relations at the General Services Administration in Washington, DC, from February 1988
until April; Deputy Associate Administrator in the Office of Operations, 1987 -
1988; and Deputy Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service, 1982 - 1983.
Since 1965 he has been owner of John Alderson Agency, Inc., in Daleville, VA. He was also a vice
president of Basic Development and Investment Corp., 1971 - 1975.
Alderson was born September 3, 1933, in Botetourt County, VA. He is married, has
three children, and resides in Arlington, VA.