July 17, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Leon Jerome Weil to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal. He would succeed Carleton S. Coon, Jr.

Mr. Weil was with Steiner Rouse and Co. in New York, NY, in 1950 - 1974, serving successively as registered representative, branch office manager, partner, executive vice president, and chairman of the executive committee. Since 1974 he has been with Herzfeld and Stern in New York, NY, as general partner and is currently senior vice president. He has been a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports since 1981. He is also a member of the board of trustees of Outward Bound, Inc., the Robert A. Taft Institute of Government, and the Berkshire School (Sheffield, MA).

Mr. Weil graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1949). He is married to the former Mabel Selig and has three children. He was born June 15, 1927, in New York, NY.