Nomination of Richard L. Walker To Be United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

June 27, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard L. Walker, of South Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. He would succeed William H. Gleysteen, Jr., who is resigning.

Mr. Walker was assistant professor of history at Yale University in 1950-57. Since 1957 he has been professor of international relations at the University of South Carolina. He also was head of the department of international studies in 1957-72 and, since 1961, has been the director of the Institute of International Studies. He has served as visiting professor at the National Taiwan University, Kyoto Sangyo University (Japan), the National Chengchi University, and the Far Eastern and Russian Institute at the University of Washington. In 1960-61 he was professor of international politics at the National War College.

Mr. Walker has written many articles and books, from his first in 1949, "Western Language Periodicals on China,'' to the most recent in 1975, "Ancient Japan and Its Influence in Modern Times.''

Mr. Walker received his B.A. in 1944 from Drew University and his M.A. in 1947 and Ph. D. in 1950 from Yale University. He served in the United States Army in 1943-46. He is married, has three children, and resides in Columbia, S.C. He was born April 13, 1922, in Bellefonte, Pa.

Nomination of Julius Waring Walker, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Upper Volta

June 27, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Julius Waring Walker, Jr., of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Upper Volta. He would succeed Thomas D. Boyatt, who is now serving as Ambassador to Colombia.

In 1950-56 Mr. Walker was employed in Texas with private industry, serving successively as assistant manager of a grocery store, claims adjuster of an insurance company, a newspaper reporter, and television announcer.

He entered the Foreign Service in 1956 as information officer with the News Division in the Department. In 1958-61 he was consular officer in Valletta, and political officer in Bujumbura in 1961-63. In the Department he was personnel officer in the Bureau of Personnel in 1963-65 and international relations officer in 1965-66. In 1966-69 he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Fort Lamy and political officer in London in 1969-72. He attended the National War College from 1972-73. In the Department he was Director of the Office of African Regional Affairs in 1973-75, Director of the Office of Directorate for Transportation and Communication Agencies in 1975-76, and Director of the Office of International Conferences in 1976-78. Since 1978 he has been Deputy Chief of Mission in Monrovia.

Mr. Walker received his B.F.A. (1950) from the University of Texas and M.S. (1973) from George Washington University. He is married to the former Savannah Tunnell and has three children. Mr. Walker was born February 21, 1927, in Plainview, Tex.

Nomination of Frederic V. Malek To Be a Governor of the United States Postal Service

June 27, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frederic V. Malek to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 1989, vice Wallace Hyde.

Mr. Malek has been with Marriott Corp. since 1975 and serves as executive vice president. He is responsible for Marriott's hotel business, its architecture and construction division, and Sun Line Cruises. He served as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget in 1973-74, and, prior to that, served as Special Assistant to the President and as Deputy Under Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Mr. Malek has been a management consultant with McKinsey and Co. and in 1967 founded and became chairman of the Triangle Corp.

Mr. Malek has previously served as a member of the President's Domestic Council, the President's Commission on White House Fellows, and the President's Commission on Personnel Interchange. He currently serves on the board of directors of three NYSE companies: Automatic Data Processing, Inc., Mark Controls Corp., and Sargent-Welch Scientific Co.; and serves on the national advisory council of the National Center of Economic Education for Children. He has published many articles which have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of "Washington's Hidden Tragedy,'' published in 1978.

Mr. Malek is a graduate of West Point and a former Green Beret in Vietnam. He received his M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School in 1964. He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, Va. He was born December 22, 1936, in Beryin, Ill.