Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to William T. Pryce While Serving as Chief of the United States Delegation to the Inter-American Council for Education, Science, and Culture

 

September 13, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to accord William T. Pryce, of California, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, the personal rank of Ambassador while serving as chief of the United States delegation to the September 1988 meeting of the Inter-American Council for Education, Science, and Culture, scheduled to be held in Washington, DC.

 

Mr. Pryce joined the Foreign Service in 1958 after serving in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958. From 1958 to 1961, he was staff assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs. From 1961 to 1963, he was vice consul and secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. In 1964 he served as an international relations officer at the Department of State and in 1965 attended the Foreign Service Institute for Russian language training. He was a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, 1965 - 1968, and at the U.S. Embassy in Panama, 1969 - 1971. From 1971 to 1974, he served as chief of the political section at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala. Mr. Pryce then returned to the Department of State, where he was chief of the Soviet educational and cultural exchange program, 1974 - 1976. From 1976 to 1977, he attended the National War College and from 1977 to 1978 was executive assistant to Ambassador at Large Ellsworth Bunker. From 1978 to 1981, he was Counselor for Political Affairs in Mexico City. In 1981 he was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz and again at the U.S. Embassy in Panama, 1982 - 1986. Since 1986 Mr. Pryce has been Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States.

 

Mr. Pryce graduated from Wesleyan University (B.A., 1953) and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1954). He served in the U.S. Navy, 1955 - 1958. He was born July 19, 1932, in San Diego, CA. Mr. Pryce is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.

 

Appointment of Ted Strickland as a Member of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

 

September 13, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Ted Strickland to be a member of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations for a term of 2 years. He would succeed Ross O. Doyen.

 

Since 1987 Mr. Strickland has been president of the National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver, CO. Prior to this he was president of the Colorado State Senate, 1983 - 1988. He has also served in several positions at the National Conference of State Legislatures, 1983 - 1986: vice president, member of the executive committee, and member of the governing board.

 

Mr. Strickland attended Oklahoma A&M University and studied at the University of Denver. He served in the U.S. Army, 1952 - 1954. He was born September 17, 1932, in Austin, TX. He is married and currently resides in Westminster, CO.

 

Nomination of Herman Agoyo To Be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development

 

September 13, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Herman Agoyo to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development for a term of years prescribed by Public Law 99 - 498 of October 17, 1986. This is a new position.

 

Since 1987 Mr. Agoyo has been chairman of the All Indian Pueblo Council (AIPC) in Albuquerque, NM. Prior to this, he was a program administrator for the San Juan Pueblo Tribal Council, 1982 - 1987, and a real property officer, 1980 - 1982. Mr. Agoyo was a consultant in the Office of Indian Affairs for the State of New Mexico, 1980; program director for AIPC Tricentennial Commission, 1979 - 1980; and executive director for the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council, 1970 - 1979.

 

Mr. Agoyo graduated from Manhattan College (B.S., 1958) and the University of New Mexico (M.A., 1969). He was born October 30, 1934, in Santa Fe, NM. Mr. Agoyo served in the U.S. Army, 1960 - 1962. He is married, has six children, and resides in Albuquerque, NM.