Nomination of Franklin S. Forsberg To Be United States Ambassador to Sweden

November 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Franklin S. Forsberg, of Connecticut, to be Ambassabor to Sweden. He would succeed Rodney O'Gliasain Kennedy-Minott.

Mr. Forsberg was a teacher at Pace College and New York University in 1931-37, and publisher with Street and Smith Publications in New York City in 1937-42. He served in the United States Army in 1942-46 with the rank of colonel. In 1946-48 he was publisher and consultant with Forsberg and Church in New York City. He was publisher of Liberty Magazine in New York City (1948-50) and publisher and consultant with Forsberg, Merritt, Harrity and Church in New York City (1950-55). Mr. Forsberg was publisher of Popular Mechanics Publishing Co., in Chicago, Ill., in 1955-59. In 1959-72 he was a publisher with Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York City. Since 1972 he has been president of Forsberg Associates, Inc., of New York City. In 1973 he was appointed by the President as a member of the Air Quality Advisory Board.

Mr. Forsberg graduated from the University of Utah (B.A., 1930) and New York University (M.B.A., 1931). He is fluent in Swedish. He is married, has three children, and resides in Greenwich, Conn. He was born October 21, 1905, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Nomination of Rear Adm. Herbert R. Lippold, Jr., To Be a Member of the Mississippi River Commission

November 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Rear Adm. Herbert R. Lippold, Jr., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to be a member of the Mississippi River Commission. He would succeed Allen L. Powell.

Rear Adm. Herbert R. Lippold, Jr., is Director of the National Ocean Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He joined the Coast and Geodetic Survey 30 years ago and has done research and surveying on land and sea in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans, and in most of the conterminous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. His service was highlighted by 9 years of sea duty on eight vessels, three of which he commanded. He surveyed the north Arctic coast by cat train, spent 8 years in geodesy, accomplishing basic surveys, established a satellite triangulation worldwide network, and served as liaison with the Air Force, bringing horizontal and vertical control to intercontinental ballistic missile sites in the United States. He conducted liaison with the Navy at Pearl Harbor on the Pacific tide and seismic sea wave warning system, supervised ship construction at Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., served as Director, Office of Fleet Operations in Rockville, Md., and directed the operations of NOAA's research and hydrographic survey fleet of 25 vessels. In 1965-66 he was a Department of Commerce Scientific and Technical Fellow, assigned to the National Bureau of Standards.

He graduated from New England College, Henniker, N.H. (B.S., 1949) and the University of New Hampshire (B.E., 1950). He was born April 9, 1926.