Nomination of William Evans To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce

February 11, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Evans to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. This is a new position.

Since 1986 Dr. Evans has been Assistant Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for Fisheries in Washington, DC, and is currently Chairman of the Marine Mammal Commission, 1984 - present. Prior to this he was executive director and senior scientist for Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, 1977 - 1986. He was head of the bioanalysis group of the biosystems division at the Naval Undersea Center, 1974 - 1976, and advance study fellow and visiting scientist for the National Marine Fisheries Service at the Southwest Fisheries Center, 1972 - 1974.

Dr. Evans graduated from Bowling Green State University (B.S., 1953), Ohio State University (M.A., 1954), and the University of California at Los Angeles (Ph.D., 1975). He was born October 11, 1930, in Elkhart, IN. He is married, has two sons, and currently resides in Silver Spring, MD.

Nomination of Daniel G. Amstutz for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Chief United States Agricultural Negotiator for the Multilateral Trade Negotiations

February 11, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate Daniel G. Amstutz for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as chief agricultural negotiator in the Uruguay round of multilateral trade negotiations.

Since 1983 Mr. Amstutz has been Under Secretary of Agriculture for International Affairs and Commodity Programs, in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was a general partner with Goldman, Sachs and Company, 1978 - 1982. From 1972 to 1978, he was president of Cargill Investor Services, Inc. Mr. Amstutz has also served on the trade expansion subcommittee of the President's Export Council, the administration's trade policy review group, and the Advisory Committee for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He is also a member of the National Commission on Agricultural Trade and Export Policy.

Mr. Amstutz graduated from Ohio State University (B.S., 1954). He was born November 8, 1932, in Cleveland, OH, and resides in Arlington, VA.