Nomination of Langhorne A. Motley To Be United States Ambassador to Brazil

September 10, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Langhorne A. Motley, of Alaska, to be Ambassador to Brazil. He would succeed Robert Marion Sayre.

Mr. Motley served in the United States Air Force in 1960-70, successively as launch authentication officer (England), Deputy Combat Crew Commander, Aide to Commander of Air War College, and Aide and Executive Assistant to Commander in Chief (Alaska Command). In 1970-74 he was in real estate development in Anchorage, Alaska, as vice president of Area Realtors, Inc., president of Crescent Realty, Inc., and vice president of Rodmar, Inc. He was Commissioner of Commerce and Economic Development of the State of Alaska at Juneau, Alaska, in 1975-77. He was executive vice president of Citizens for the Management of Alaska Lands, Inc., in 1977-80. Since 1981 he has been president of Valeria, Inc., of Anchorage.

Mr. Motley graduated from The Citadel (B.A., 1960). He is married, has two children, and resides in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born June 5, 1938, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Nomination of Richard F. Staar To Be United States Representative for Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiations

September 10, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard F. Staar to be Representative of the United States of America for Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiations, and his intention to nominate Mr. Staar for the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Jonathan Dean.

In 1949-50 Dr. Staar was an intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency and intelligence research specialist with the Department of State in 1951-54. He was library assistant at the University of Michigan in 1950-51. Dr. Staar was professor of political science at Harding College (1954-57), at Arkansas State College (1957-58), and Emory University (1959-69). In 1958-59 he was also chief of program analysis with Radio Free Europe in Munich, Germany. Since 1969 he has been principal associate director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

He is the author of Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe; Poland 1944-1962, and coauthor of Long Range Environmental Study of the Northern Tier of Eastern Europe in 1990-2000, and many articles and book reviews.

Dr. Staar graduated from Dickinson College (B.A., 1948), Yale University (M.A., 1949), and the University of Michigan (Ph. D., 1954). He is married, has two children, and resides in Stanford, Calif. He was born January 10, 1923, in Warsaw, Poland.

Nomination of Harold Edson Shear To Be Administrator of the Maritime Administration

September 10, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Harold Edson Shear to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration, Department of Commerce.

Admiral Shear is vice president of the Norton Lilly Co., Inc., of New York, N.Y. He was Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe, with headquarters in Naples, Italy, in 1977-80. Previously he was Vice Chief of Naval Operations in 1975-77, Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe, with headquarters in London, England, in 1974-75, Director of Anti-Submarine Warfare, Department of the Navy, in 1971-74, Director of Submarine Warfare in 1969-71, and Chief of the U.S. Naval Mission to Brazil in 1967-69. Admiral Shear specialized in submarines for 25 years. He commanded the U.S.S. Becuna in 1952-54, the U.S.S. Patrick Henry in 1959-62, and the Navy's fast combat support ship, U.S.S. Sacramento, in 1965-66.

Admiral Shear joined the Navy in 1941 and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1942. He retired as a four-star admiral in 1980. He is married, has two grown children, and resides in Cambridge, Md. He was born December 6, 1918, in New York, N.Y.