Recess Appointment of Edward Morgan Rowell as United States Ambassador to Portugal

January 19, 1988

The President today recess-appointed Edward Morgan Rowell, of California, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal. He would succeed Frank Shakespeare.

Since August 1985 Mr. Rowell has been Ambassador to the Republic of Bolivia. Mr. Rowell began his career in the Foreign Service in 1956 in training assignments, first as a management analyst and then as a budget examiner. He served as vice consul and economic-commercial officer in Recife, Brazil, in 1958. He then went to Curitiba, Brazil, as consul and principal officer, 1958 - 1961. In 1961 he returned to the Department as special assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs. From 1962 to 1964, he was officer in charge of Honduran affairs for the Department and the Agency for International Development. From 1964 to 1965, he was detailed to Stanford University for Latin American studies. In 1965 he served as political officer and deputy chief of section at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He then became chief of the political section of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where he served until 1970. In 1970 he returned to Stanford University Graduate School of Business for senior training. Mr. Rowell then served as a Foreign Service inspector in the Department from 1971 to 1974. From 1974 to 1975, he was deputy director-economic officer in the Office of Iberian Affairs. In 1975 he became deputy director, Office of West European Affairs and then director. In 1978 he went to Lisbon, Portugal, as deputy chief of mission, and from 1983 to 1985 he was a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs.

Mr. Rowell graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1953) and attended Stanford University (1964 - 1965) and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford (1970 - 1971). He was born October 13, 1931, in Oakland, CA. He served in the United States Army, 1953 to 1955. Mr. Rowell is married and has three children.

Nomination of Don E. Newquist To Be a Member of the United States International Trade Commission

January 19, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate Don E. Newquist to be a member of the United States International Trade Commission for a term expiring December 16, 1988. He would succeed Susan W. Liebeler.

Since 1982 Mr. Newquist has been a senior vice president of corporate relations at the Valero Energy Corp. in San Antonio, TX. Previously, he was vice president for administration at Valero Energy Corp., 1978 - 1982; vice president for public affairs and employee relations; and assistant vice president for public affairs.

Mr. Newquist graduated from McMurray College (B.B.A., 1966). He was born August 24, 1943, in Stamford, TX, and resides in San Antonio, TX. He served in the United States Navy, 1967 - 1969.