Nomination of C. Paul
Robinson for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as United States Negotiator for the Nuclear Testing Talks
June 14, 1988
President today accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to C. Paul Robinson,
Jersey, in his capacity as the United States
Negotiator for the Nuclear Testing Talks, and nominated him for the rank of
Ambassador while so serving. The accordance of the personal rank of Ambassador
is an interim measure pending his confirmation by the Senate.
1988 Mr. Robinson has been U.S. Negotiator for Nuclear Testing Talks for the
Department of State in Geneva. Prior to this he was
senior vice president and principal scientist with Ebasco
Services, Inc., 1985 - 1988. From 1967 to 1985, he was associated with Los
Alamos National Laboratory, serving in several capacities: Principal Associate
Director, 1981 - 1985; division leader of the applied photochemistry division,
1976 - 1980; associate division leader of the laser research division, 1974 -
1976; alternate group leader for chemical lasers in the laser research
division, 1972 - 1974; staff member in the advanced concepts group in the
nuclear propulsion division, 1970 - 1972; and staff member and chief test
operator in the field test division, 1967 - 1970.
Robinson graduated from Christian Brothers College (B.S., 1963) and Florida State University (Ph.D., 1967). He was
born October 9, 1941, in Detroit, MI. He is married, has two
children, and resides in Chatham, NJ.
Nomination of Donna R.
Fitzpatrick To Be Under Secretary of Energy
June 14, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Donna R. Fitzpatrick to be
Under Secretary of Energy at the Department of Energy. She would succeed Joseph
1985 Miss Fitzpatrick has been Assistant Secretary for Conservation and
Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy in Washington, DC. Prior to this, she was
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy,
1984 - 1985. She was a sole practitioner in the general practice of law, 1983 -
1984, and an associate attorney with the law firm of O'Connor & Hannan, 1980 - 1983. In 1980 Miss Fitzpatrick was a member
of the transition team for the National Science Foundation for the office of
the President-elect. She has also been a legal assistant with O'Connor & Hannan, 1976 - 1980; faculty member at the Academy of the
Sacred Heart, 1974 - 1976; and a faculty member at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1972 - 1974.
Fitzpatrick graduated from American University (B.A., 1972) and George Washington University (J.D., 1980). She was
born May 9, 1948, in Washington, DC, where she currently resides.
Nomination of Joseph F.
Salgado To Be Deputy Secretary of Energy
June 14, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Joseph F. Salgado to be
Deputy Secretary of Energy. He would succeed William F. Martin.
1985 Mr. Salgado has been Under Secretary of Energy in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was
Associate Director for Presidential Personnel at the White House, 1983 - 1985.
From 1982 to 1983, he served as the Associate Commissioner for Enforcement at
the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice. Mr. Salgado
has also served as deputy district attorney and senior trial attorney for the Alameda County district attorney's
office in California, 1973 - 1981, and as a
sergeant with the Oakland Police Department, 1966 - 1973.
Salgado graduated from the University of San Francisco (B.S., 1968) and San Francisco Law School (J.D., 1972). He was
born January 10, 1943, in San Diego, CA, and currently resides
in Alexandria, VA.
Nomination of Danford L. Sawyer, Jr., To Be a Member of the Advisory
Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba
June 14, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Danford
L. Sawyer, Jr., to be a member of the Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba for a term expiring October
This is a reappointment.
1987 Mr. Sawyer has been president, chairman, and treasurer of Omni Investments
International, Inc., in Sarasota, FL. Prior to this he
was vice president for international development at R.R. Donnelley and Sons
Co., 1984 - 1987. He has also served as president of Sawyer & Associates
Advertising, Inc., and president of Area Guides, Inc.
Sawyer attended the University of the South, 1957 - 1959. He was born November
NY. Mr. Sawyer is married,
has three children, and resides in Sarasota, FL.