Nomination of Kenneth W. Dam To Be Deputy Secretary of State

July 19, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Kenneth W. Dam to serve as the Deputy Secretary of State, vice Walter J. Stoessel, Jr.

Mr. Dam has been the provost of the University of Chicago since 1980 and the Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor of International Legal Studies, University of Chicago Law School, since 1976. He first joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School in 1960 and was named professor of law in 1964.

Mr. Dam left the University of Chicago to serve in the Federal Government as Assistant Director for National Security and International Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget in 1971. In 1973 he was named Executive Director of the Council on Economic Policy. After returning to the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School in 1974, Mr. Dam served as a consultant to the Office of Management and Budget (1974), Department of the Treasury (1974), the Administrative Conference (1974 - 1975), the Commission on the Organization of the Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy (1975), and the Federal Trade Commission (1975 - 1976).

He is the author of numerous books and articles. In addition, Mr. Dam was adjunct scholar and member, academic advisory board, the American Enterprise Institute, from 1976 to the present; consultant to the RAND Corp., 1974 to the present; and a member of the board of directors of the Chicago Council of Foreign Relations, 1979 to the present.

Mr. Dam received his B.S. degree from the University of Kansas in 1954 and his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1957. After graduation from law school, he was law clerk to Mr. Justice Whittaker, the U.S. Supreme Court, and thereafter was associated with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City from 1958 to 1960. Mr. Dam is married to the former Marcia Wachs, and they have two children. He was born August 10, 1932, in Marysville, Kans.


Nomination of W. Allen Wallis To Be an Under Secretary of State

July 19, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate W. Allen Wallis to serve as the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs. He would succeed Myer Rashish.

From 1962 until the present, Mr. Wallis has been affiliated with the University of Rochester, first as president and chief executive officer and professor of economics and statistics, and since 1970, as chancellor and trustee. Concurrently, in 1978, he become professor emeritus and honorary trustee.

Mr. Wallis began his academic career in 1935 as Granville W. Garth Fellow in Political Economy at Columbia University. In 1937 he was named as instructor in the department of economics, Yale University. From 1938 to 1946, Mr. Wallis was on the faculty of the department of economics at Stanford University, first as assistant and later associate professor of economics. In 1946 he moved to the University of Chicago faculty as professor of statistics and economics, Graduate School of Business. In 1949 he served as chairman of the department of statistics and, from 1956 until 1962, was dean of the Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Wallis has served the Federal Government in numerous capacities, including membership on the President's Commission on an All-Volunteer Armed Force (1969 - 1970), the National Commission on Productivity (1970 - 1974), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (1975 - 1978). Moreover, he was on the task force on education and the transition team on the International Communication Agency for President-elect Reagan.

Over the past 20 years, Mr. Wallis has been elected to the board of directors of nine major U.S. corporations, including Bausch & Lomb, Macmillan, Eastman Kodak, Metropolitan Life Insurance, and Standard Oil of Ohio. In addition, Mr. Wallis holds several trusteeships and has served the academic, civic, and philanthropic communities in numerous capacities. He has authored 10 books and monographs and frequently has published scholarly articles on economics and public and international policy.

Mr. Wallis graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. from the University of Minnesota in 1932. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In addition, he studied economics on the graduate level at the University of Minnesota and the University of Chicago from 1932 to 1935. He is married to the former Anne Armstrong and has two children. He was born November 5, 1912, in Philadelphia, Pa.


Nomination of William Schneider, Jr., To Be an Under Secretary of State

July 19, 1982

The President announced today his intention to nominate William Schneider, Jr., to be Under Secretary of State for Coordinating Security Assistance Programs. He will succeed James L. Buckley.

Dr. Schneider is presently the Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs for the Office of Management and Budget. Dr. Schneider is an economist and defense analyst and was formerly a staff associate of the Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropriations in the U.S. House of Representatives (1977). Prior to joining the House of Representatives staff, he was a U.S. Senate staff member and a professional staff member of the Hudson Institute. At the Hudson Institute he contributed to studies on strategic forces, Soviet affairs, theater nuclear force operations, and arms control. Dr. Schneider is the author of several works on defense policy.

Dr. Schneider received his Ph. D. degree from New York University in 1968. He is a resident of Rockville Centre, N.Y., and was born November 20, 1941.