Nomination of Francis J. Duggan To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

 

October 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Francis J. Duggan to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor (Congressional Affairs) at the Department of Labor. He would succeed William John Maroni.

 

Since 1987 Mr. Duggan has been a senior legislative manager at the Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was assistant vice president for taxation at the Association of American Railroads, 1978 - 1987. He was also an executive assistant to Senator Charles C. Mathias, Jr., 1977 - 1978; executive assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations, 1976 - 1977; and a consultant in the Office of the Secretary of Labor, and executive assistant to the Under Secretary of Labor, 1976.

 

Mr. Duggan graduated from St. John's College (B.A., 1959). He was born April 15, 1938, in Brooklyn, NY. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve, 1959 - 1961. Mr. Duggan has three children and resides in Alexandria, VA.

 

Nomination of Herbert Stuart Okun To Be a United States Representative to the 43d Session of the United Nations General Assembly

 

October 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Herbert Stuart Okun to be a Representative of the United States of America to the 43d Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (September 20 to December 1988).

 

Mr. Okun, a Minister-Counselor in the Senior Foreign Service, has been serving as Deputy U.S. Representative to the United Nations in New York City since 1985. He was a Representative for the U.S. delegation to the United Nations General Assemblies, 40th, 41st, and 42d Sessions, 1985 - 1987. Mr. Okun served as Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic, 1980 - 1983; deputy head of the U.S. delegation to the trilateral negotiations on a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty; and deputy chairman of the U.S. delegation to SALT. He entered the Foreign Service in 1955.

 

Mr. Okun graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1951) and Harvard University (M.P.A., 1959). He served in the U.S. Army, 1952 - 1954. He was born November 27, 1930, in New York, NY. Mr. Okun has three children and resides in New York City.

 

Appointment of Edward E. Allison as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation

 

October 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Edward E. Allison to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 1990. He would succeed Michael R. Gardner.

 

Since 1984 Mr. Allison has been a political consultant for Heron, Burchette, Rucker and Rothwell in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was an administrative assistant for U.S. Senator Paul Laxalt, 1979 - 1984. In 1973 Mr. Allison opened the public relations firm of Allison & Associates in Reno, NV.

 

Mr. Allison graduated from the University of Nevada (B.A., 1961). He was born January 9, 1940, in Denver, CO. He is married, has two children, and resides in Great Falls, VA.

 

Nomination of W. Scott Thompson To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace

 

October 4, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate W. Scott Thompson to be a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for a term expiring January 19, 1993. This is a reappointment.

 

Since 1969 Dr. Thompson has been a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, MA. He has written and published numerous articles on foreign policy. He has also served as an assistant to the Secretary of Defense while serving as a White House fellow, 1975 - 1976.

 

Dr. Thompson graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1963) and Oxford University (Ph.D., 1967). He was born January 1, 1942, in Providence, RI. He is married, has three children, and resides in Ammisville, VA.