April 11, 1986
The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Brendon Keating to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of 2 years. He would succeed James B. Burnham.
Since 1983 he has been serving as United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Madagascar and the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros. He also served as Chairman of the President's Third World Hunger Study in 1983 - 1984. He was United States delegate to the Law of the Sea Conference and technical director for the Law of the Sea Treaty Review in 1981 - 1982. He was a consultant in International Security Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 1981 - 1983. He served as vice president of Pure Water Systems, Inc., in 1979 - 1981.
Ambassador Keating graduated from the United States Naval Academy (B.S., 1946) and Georgetown University (M.E.A., 1961). He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born May 7, 1924, in Medford, MA.
Nomination of Lilla Burt Cummings Tower To Be a Member of the Board for International Broadcasting
April 11, 1986
The President today announced his intention to nominate Lilla Burt Cummings Tower to be a member of the Board for International Broadcasting for the remainder of the term expiring May 20, 1986, vice Frank Shakespeare, and for a term expiring May 20, 1989, reappointment.
Mrs. Tower served as Director of the Institute of Museum Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, in 1981 - 1983. Previously she was an attorney in private practice. In 1973 she was appointed by the mayor of the District of Columbia to the Board of Zoning Adjustment and reappointed in 1974. She served as an economist and assistant to the chief economist, Rand Corp., in 1950 - 1953; assistant director of political and legislative research, Congressional Quarterly News Features, Inc., in 1949 - 1950; and graduate and undergraduate assistant in economics, George Washington University, in 1948 - 1950.
Mrs. Tower graduated from George Washington University (A.B., 1949; J.D., 1960) and Georgetown University (L.L.M., 1965). She is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. She was born October 6, 1928, in Philadelphia, PA.