Nomination of Alberto Martinez Piedra To Be United States Ambassador to Guatemala

June 15, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alberto Martinez Piedra, of Maryland, as Ambassador to Guatemala. He would succeed Frederic L. Chapin.

Mr. Piedra was a professor at the University of Villanova, in Havana, Cuba, in 1958 (April-December) and in 1959 (June-September). In 1959 he was Director General of Exports and Imports of the Ministry of Commerce in Havana. He was staff economist with the Organization of American States in Washington, DC, in 1960 - 1964, and associate professor at the Catholic University of America in 1964 - 1982. Since 1982 he has been with the Department of State as United States Representative to the Inter-American Economic and Social Council of the Organization of American States and senior policy adviser.

Mr. Piedra received his doctor of law in 1951 from the University of Havana (Cuba), his doctor in political economy in 1957 from the University of Madrid (Spain), and Ph.D. in 1962 from Georgetown University. His foreign languages are Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese. He was born January 29, 1926, in Havana, Cuba, and became a United States citizen in 1969.

Appointment of George B. Price as a Member of the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy

June 15, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint George B. Price to be a member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy for a term expiring December 30, 1986. He will succeed Patrick Caddell.

General Price is special assistant to the president of Unified Industries, Inc., and executive vice president of Southern Brand Snacks, Inc. Previously he was Chief of Staff and Chief Operations Officer of the 1st U.S. Army located in Ft. Meade, MD, (1976 - 1978) and city manager for an American city located in Nurnberg, Germany, in 1971 - 1976. General Price retired from the U.S. Army after 28 years in the grade of brigadier general.

He graduated from South Carolina State College (B.S., 1951) and Shippensburg State College (M.S., 1971). He also attended the Army War College and the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He is married, has four children, and resides in Columbia, MD. He was born August 28, 1929, in Laurel, MS.