Nomination of Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton To Be United States Ambassador to Nicaragua January 13, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton, of Washington, to be Ambassador to Nicaragua. He would succeed Lawrence A. Pezzullo. Mr. Quainton entered the Foreign Service in 1959 as visa-commercial officer in Sydney. From 1962 to 1963, he attended Hindi language studies at the Foreign Service Institute. He was economic officer in Karachi (1963-64), in Islamabad (1964-66), and political and economic officer in New Delhi (1966-69). In the Department he was Senior Political Officer for India from 1969 to 1972. He was political officer in Paris (1972-73), and Deputy Chief of Mission in Kathmandu (1973-76). He was Ambassador to the Central African Republic from 1976 to 1978. From 1978 to 1981, he was Director of the Office for Combatting Terrorism, with the rank of Ambassador, in the Department. Mr. Quainton graduated (B.A.) in 1955 from Princeton University and received his B. Litt. in 1958 from Oxford University, England. He was born April 4, 1934, in Seattle, Wash.

Nomination of John W. Crutcher To Be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission January 13, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate John W. Crutcher to be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission for a term expiring October 16, 1986.

Mr. Crutcher is currently an investment manager. From 1979 to 1980, he served as office manager on the Dole for President Committee, and from 1977 to 1979, he was with the National Transportation Study Commission. From 1975 to 1977, he was Director of the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, Department of Interior. He was administrative assistant to U.S. Senator Bob Dole (1974-75); Director of the Division of State and Local Government, OEO (1969-74); and Lieutenant Governor of Kansas from 1965 to 1969.

Mr. Crutcher graduated from the University of Kansas (B.S.) in 1940. He was born December 16, 1916, in Ensign, Kans., and is a resident of Alexandria, Va.

Nomination of Frederic Arnold Eidsness, Jr., To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency January 13, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frederic Arnold Eidsness, Jr., to be Assistant Administrator for Water Programs, Environmental Protection Agency. Since December 1978, Mr. Eidsness has been vice president in charge of environmental management services with BMML, Inc. From 1975 to 1978, he was director, comprehensive planning, at Larimer-Weld Regional Council of Governments in Loveland, Colo. From 1970 to 1973, he was with the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV, in Atlanta, Ga. From 1968 to 1970, he served in the United States Navy and in 1967 was air pollution control engineer with the County Health Department in Palm Beach, Fla. Mr. Eidsness graduated in 1967 from Vanderbilt University with a degree in civil (sanitary) engineering and has attended the University of the Americas, Mexico City (1963), and the University of Madrid, Spain (1966). Mr. Eidsness was born December 1, 1944, in Jacksonville, Fla., is married, and resides in Masonville, Colo.