November 24, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Robert Casey, Jr., of Colorado, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Niger. He would succeed James Keough Bishop.

Mr. Casey was a systems analyst with the Kennecott Cooper Corp. in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1969-71. He was a mining engineer with the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada, in 1971-72 and a project engineer with Fluor Utah, Inc., in San Mateo, Calif., in 1973-74. He was chief field engineer with Arthur G. McKee in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1973-74, and was senior mining engineer with Morrison-Knudson Co. in Boise, Idaho, in 1974-75 and with Dravo in Denver, Colo., in 1975-77. In 1977-79 he was project manager with CONOCO in Denver, Colo., and Paris, France. Since 1979 he has been manager of Rocky Mountain Energy Co. in Broomfield, Colo.

Mr. Casey graduated from Colorado School of Mines (B.E., 1969) and is a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers and the Colorado Mining Association. He is married, has four children, and resides in Longmont, Colo. He was born December 15, 1944, in Denver, Colo.