Nomination of Robert Maxwell Pringle To Be United States Ambassador to Mali
August 11, 1987
The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Maxwell Pringle, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Mali. He succeeds Robert J. Ryan, Jr.
Mr. Pringle was a photographer with Luther Gulick Camps in South Casco, ME, in 1958. He then worked as a freelance reporter, 1960 - 1961, before joining the Pat Munroe News Bureau in Washington, DC, as a reporter, 1961 - 1962. From 1962 to 1967, he did graduate study at Cornell University. Mr. Pringle joined the Foreign Service in 1967 and first served as a staff assistant in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. From 1970 to 1974, he served as political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, followed as political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, 1974 - 1977. Mr. Pringle was a Rockefeller Foundation international relations fellow and director of an Indonesia-Philippine project, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1977 - 1979. He returned to Washington in 1979 for economic training at the Foreign Service Institute, before joining the economic policy staff in the Bureau of African Affairs, 1979 - 1983. From 1983 to 1985, he served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and since 1985 has been deputy chief of mission at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Mr. Pringle graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1958) and Cornell University (Ph.D., 1967). He served in the U.S. Army, 1958 - 1960. He is articulate in Indonesian, French, and Melanesian Pidgin. Mr. Pringle was born November 12, 1936, in New York, NY. He is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA.
Nomination of David H. Shinn To Be United States Ambassador to Burkina Faso
August 11, 1987
The President today announced his intention to nominate David H. Shinn, of Washington, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to Burkina Faso. He succeeds Leonardo Neher.
Mr. Shinn worked summers while in college for the U.S. Forest Service at Naches Ranger Station, Naches, WA, 1958 - 1961. He then worked in the promotion department of the Washington Post in 1962. Mr. Shinn joined the Foreign Service in 1964 and first served as a junior officer trainee at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, 1964 - 1966. He took Swahili language training at the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, DC, 1966 - 1967, before his assignment as political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, 1967 - 1968. In 1969 Mr. Shinn returned to the Department of State, first serving as Ethiopia-Somalia desk officer and then Uganda-Tanzania desk officer, 1969 - 1972. In 1972 he became political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he served until 1974, when he became deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania, until 1976. Mr. Shinn was then detailed to the mayor's office in Seattle, WA, for a year. From 1978 to 1981, he was Deputy Coordinator for the State and Local Government Liaison Office in the Department of State. Mr. Shinn then became deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon, 1981 - 1983, followed as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, 1983 - 1986. Since 1986 he has been a member of the Senior Seminar.
Mr. Shinn graduated from Yakima Valley College (A.A., 1960) and George Washington University (B.A., 1963; M.A., 1964; Ph.D., 1980). He was born June 9, 1940, in Yakima, WA. He is articulate in French and Swahili. Mr. Shinn is married, has two sons, and resides in Fairfax, VA.
Appointment of Maurice A. Kremer as United States Representative on the Kansas-Nebraska Big Blue River Compact Administration
August 11, 1987
The President today announced his intention to appoint Maurice A. Kremer to be United States Representative on the Kansas-Nebraska Big Blue River Compact Administration. He would succeed John C. Peterson.
Mr. Kremer is a retired farmer and livestock breeder. He is also a former partner of the Kremer Construction Co. in Aurora, NE. He served as a State senator in Omaha, NE, from 1963 to 1982.
Mr. Kremer graduated from the farm operators' course at the College of Agriculture in Lincoln, NE. He was born August 31, 1907, in Milford, NE. Mr. Kremer is married, has four children, and resides in Aurora, NE.
Appointment of Armando Valladares as United States Representative on the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council
August 11, 1987
The President today announced his intention to appoint Armando Valladares to be Representative of the United States on the Human Rights Commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. He would succeed E. Robert Wallach.
Mr. Valladares is currently president of the European Coalition for Human Rights in Cuba. He spent 22 years as a political prisoner in Cuba. He is author of several books, among them: "From My Wheelchair'' and "Against All Hope.'' He was adopted by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience.
Mr. Valladares graduated from the Instituto de Segunda Ensenanza de Marianao, Havana, Cuba (B.A., 1954). He was born May 30, 1937, in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba. Mr. Valladares is married and resides in Madrid, Spain. He became a naturalized United States citizen in January 1987.