Nomination of David Charles Miller, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Tanzania

September 24, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate David Charles Miller, Jr., of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania. He would succeed Richard Noyes Viets.

In 1962 Mr. Miller was a summer intern with the Department of Commerce and with the Department of Justice in 1965. He was research associate with Simulmatics Corp. (for advanced research projects agency) in Vietnam in 1967 - 68. In 1968 - 69 he was a White House Fellow at the Department of Justice and was special assistant to the Attorney General in 1969-70. He was Director of the White House Fellowship Commission in 1970-71. In 1971-81 he was with Westinghouse Electric Corp., serving successively in Pittsburgh, Pa., as assistant to executive vice president for defense and public systems, director of planning of Westinghouse world regions, and director of corporate international relations. Following service in Lagos, Nigeria, as general manager of TCOM Corp. and Westinghouse country manager for Nigeria, he was deputy of international business operations of Westinghouse defense group in Baltimore, Md. He is currently special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the Department of State.

Mr. Miller graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1964) and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1967). He is married, has three children, and resides in Baltimore, Md. He was born July 15, 1942, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Nomination of Ralph Ball To Be a Member of the Federal Farm Credit Board

September 24, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ralph Ball to be a member of the Federal Farm Credit Board, Farm Credit Administration, for a term expiring March 31, 1987. He would succeed Ralph N. Austin.

Mr. Ball is a farmer in Sterling, Kans., where he owns and operates a 2,100-acre corn, milo, wheat, and alfalfa farm. He is vice chairman of the board of Farmland Industries, Inc., and serves on the board of Far Mar Co., Inc., and Farmland Insurance. He is director of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and was a member of the White House Conference on Food, Health, and Nutrition.

Mr. Ball was born January 18, 1916, in Stafford, Kans.