Appointment of Richard Bender Abell as a Member of the Commission on Agricultural Workers
September 15, 1988
The President today announced his intention to appoint Richard Bender Abell to be a member of the Commission on Agricultural Workers. This is a new position.
Since 1987 Mr. Abell has been Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General, 1983 - 1987. Prior to this, he was Director of the Office of Program Development for the Peace Corps, 1982 - 1983, and Director of the Office of Programming and Training, 1982 - 1983. He was also a field representative for central Pennsylvania for U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker, 1979 - 1980.
Mr. Abell graduated from George Washington University (B.A., 1966; J.D., 1974). He was born December 2, 1943, in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the United States Army, 1969 - 1971. He is married, has three children, and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.
Nomination of John Condayan To Be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions
September 15, 1988
The President today announced his intention to nominate John Condayan to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with the rank of Ambassador, at the Department of State. He would succeed James Edward Nolan, Jr.
Since 1987 Mr. Condayan has been Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Director of the Office of Foreign Missions at the Department of State. Prior to this, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Operations at the Bureau of Administration, 1985 - 1987, and Executive Director, 1984. He was Executive Director of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 1982 - 1983. He has also served as counselor for administrative affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, 1980 - 1982, and at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, 1978 - 1979.
Mr. Condayan graduated from Bucknell University (B.S., 1955) and Syracuse University (M.P.A., 1974). He was born September 1, 1933, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is married, has two children, and currently resides in Annandale, VA.