Nomination of Charles A. Gillespie, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Chile

 

June 28, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles A. Gillespie, Jr., of California, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Chile. He would succeed Harry George Barnes, Jr.

 

Since joining the Foreign Service in 1965, Ambassador Gillespie has served at American Embassies in Manila, Brussels, Mexico City, and Managua, and at the U.S. mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Belgium. In 1981 he joined the staff of the State Department's Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs as a special assistant. Ambassador Gillespie was named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs in 1983. In October 1983 he was selected to establish the first American Embassy on the island of Grenada. He assumed his current duties as Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia in August 1985.

 

Ambassador Gillespie graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1958). He served in the United States Army, 1958 - 1962. He was born March 22, 1935, in Long Beach, CA. He is married, has two children, and resides in Bogota, Colombia.

 

Nomination of William H. Twaddell To Be United States Ambassador to Mauritania

 

June 28, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate William H. Twaddell, of Rhode Island, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He would succeed Robert L. Pugh.

 

Mr. Twaddell was a member of the United States Peace Corps from 1963 to 1965. From 1968 to 1969, he was a reporter for the New York Daily News in Washington, DC. He entered the Foreign Service in 1969, and was a consular officer for the American consulate general in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1970 - 1972. He was an economic-commercial officer for the American Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, 1973 - 1975, and an economic analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, 1975 - 1976. He was an operations officer in the Operations Center at the Department of State, 1976 - 1977, and then Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, 1977 - 1980. Mr. Twaddell has served as deputy chief of mission and Charge d'Affaires at the American Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique, 1980 - 1983; instructor in the department of humanities at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 1983 - 1985; and deputy chief of mission for the American Embassy in Bamako, Mali, 1985 - 1987. Since 1987 he has been attending the senior seminar at the Foreign Service Institute.

 

Mr. Twaddell attended Brown University (B.A., 1963). He was born January 25, 1941, in Madison, WI. He served in the United States Army, 1965 - 1967. Mr. Twaddell has two children and currently resides in Washington, DC.

 

Nomination of Noreen C. Thomas To Be a Member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement

 

June 28, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Noreen C. Thomas to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement for a term expiring September 30, 1991. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1987 Mrs. Thomas has been a second and third grade teacher at the Chase Lake Elementary School in Edmonds, WA. She was previously a first and second grade teacher at the Evergreen Elementary School, 1979 - 1987.

 

Mrs. Thomas graduated from Washington State University (B.A., 1957). She was born August 13, 1935, in Port Angeles, WA. She is married, has one child, and resides in Edmonds, WA.

 

Appointment of David Zwiebel To Be a Member of the National Commission on Children

 

June 28, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint David Zwiebel to be a member of the National Commission on Children for a term expiring March 31, 1989. This is a new position.

 

Since 1984 Mr. Zwiebel has been general counsel and director of governmental affairs for Agudath Israel of America in New York City. Prior to this he was with the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkin, Wharton & Garrison, 1979 - 1984.

 

Mr. Zwiebel graduated from Brooklyn College, CUNY (B.S., 1975) and Yeshiva University (J.D., 1979). He was born December 29, 1952, in the Bronx, NY. He is married, has six children, and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Nomination of James G. Stearns To Be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and Designation as Chairman

 

June 28, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate James G. Stearns to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 1991. This is a reappointment. Upon appointment, he will be redesignated Chairman.

 

Since 1975 Mr. Stearns has been a self-employed rancher and farmer in Nevada and Oregon. He was also director of the Office of Alcohol Fuels at the Department of Energy in Washington, DC, in 1981.

 

Mr. Stearns was born January 29, 1922, in Lapine, OR. He served in the United States Army Air Corps, 1942 - 1945. He is married, has three children, and resides in Reno, NV.

 

Appointment of Theodore N. Lerner To Be a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council

 

June 28, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Theodore N. Lerner to be a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council for the remainder of the term expiring January 15, 1991. He would succeed Seymour Siegel.

 

Since 1951 Mr. Lerner has been a real estate developer in Washington, DC. He is also president of Lerner Corp. in North Bethesda, MD. Mr. Lerner is a member of the building committee for the U.S. Holocaust Museum and a trustee of the George Washington University.

 

Mr. Lerner graduated from George Washington University (B.A., 1948; LL.B., 1950). He was born October 15, 1925, in Washington, DC. He served in the United States Army, 1944 - 1946. He is married, has three children, and currently resides in Chevy Chase, MD.