Nomination of George Cranwell Montgomery To Be United States Ambassador to Oman

June 7, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate George Cranwell Montgomery, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman. He would succeed John R. Countryman.

Mr. Montgomery served on the legislative staff of the Honorable Howard Baker in 1975 - 1980. He then became special counsel to the Senate Majority Leader in 1980 - 1985. Mr. Montgomery was in the United States Navy in 1966 - 1972, when he resigned as a lieutenant. Since 1972 he has been serving in the United States Naval Reserve, where he has attained rank of commander. His memberships include the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the American Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Bar Association.

Mr. Montgomery graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1966) and Vanderbilt University (J.D., 1975). His foreign languages are Latin and German. He has one child and resides in Davidsonville, MD. He was born August 24, 1944, in Chattanooga, TN.

Nomination of Perry L. Adkisson To Be a Member of the National Science Board

June 7, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Perry L. Adkisson to be a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 1990. He would succeed Lewis M. Branscomb.

He is currently deputy chancellor of Texas A&M University system in College Station, TX. He has been with Texas A&M since 1953, serving as associate professor (1958 - 1963); professor (1963 - 1979); head of the department of entomology (1967 - 1978); distinguished professor of entomology (1979 - present); vice president for agriculture and renewable resources (1978 - 1980); and deputy chancellor for agriculture (1980 - 1982). He served as a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, in 1969 and as a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Materials Advisory Committee, in 1971.

He graduated from the University of Arkansas (B.S., 1950; M.S., 1954) and Kansas State University (Ph.D., 1956). He is married, has one child, and resides in Bryan, TX. He was born March 11, 1929, in Hickman, AR.