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Nominations, June 14, 1988

Nomination of C. Paul Robinson for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as United States Negotiator for the Nuclear Testing Talks

June 14, 1988

The President today accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to C. Paul Robinson, of New Jersey, in his capacity as the United States Negotiator for the Nuclear Testing Talks, and nominated him for the rank of Ambassador while so serving. The accordance of the personal rank of Ambassador is an interim measure pending his confirmation by the Senate.

Since 1988 Mr. Robinson has been U.S. Negotiator for Nuclear Testing Talks for the Department of State in Geneva. Prior to this he was senior vice president and principal scientist with Ebasco Services, Inc., 1985 - 1988. From 1967 to 1985, he was associated with Los Alamos National Laboratory, serving in several capacities: Principal Associate Director, 1981 - 1985; division leader of the applied photochemistry division, 1976 - 1980; associate division leader of the laser research division, 1974 - 1976; alternate group leader for chemical lasers in the laser research division, 1972 - 1974; staff member in the advanced concepts group in the nuclear propulsion division, 1970 - 1972; and staff member and chief test operator in the field test division, 1967 - 1970.

Mr. Robinson graduated from Christian Brothers College (B.S., 1963) and Florida State University (Ph.D., 1967). He was born October 9, 1941, in Detroit, MI. He is married, has two children, and resides in Chatham, NJ.


Nomination of Donna R. Fitzpatrick To Be Under Secretary of Energy

June 14, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donna R. Fitzpatrick to be Under Secretary of Energy at the Department of Energy. She would succeed Joseph F. Salgado.

Since 1985 Miss Fitzpatrick has been Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy in Washington, DC. Prior to this, she was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy, 1984 - 1985. She was a sole practitioner in the general practice of law, 1983 - 1984, and an associate attorney with the law firm of O'Connor & Hannan, 1980 - 1983. In 1980 Miss Fitzpatrick was a member of the transition team for the National Science Foundation for the office of the President-elect. She has also been a legal assistant with O'Connor & Hannan, 1976 - 1980; faculty member at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1974 - 1976; and a faculty member at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1972 - 1974.

Miss Fitzpatrick graduated from American University (B.A., 1972) and George Washington University (J.D., 1980). She was born May 9, 1948, in Washington, DC, where she currently resides.


Nomination of Joseph F. Salgado To Be Deputy Secretary of Energy

June 14, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate Joseph F. Salgado to be Deputy Secretary of Energy. He would succeed William F. Martin.

Since 1985 Mr. Salgado has been Under Secretary of Energy in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was Associate Director for Presidential Personnel at the White House, 1983 - 1985. From 1982 to 1983, he served as the Associate Commissioner for Enforcement at the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice. Mr. Salgado has also served as deputy district attorney and senior trial attorney for the Alameda County district attorney's office in California, 1973 - 1981, and as a sergeant with the Oakland Police Department, 1966 - 1973.

Mr. Salgado graduated from the University of San Francisco (B.S., 1968) and San Francisco Law School (J.D., 1972). He was born January 10, 1943, in San Diego, CA, and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.


Nomination of Danford L. Sawyer, Jr., To Be a Member of the Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba

June 14, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate Danford L. Sawyer, Jr., to be a member of the Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba for a term expiring October 27, 1991. This is a reappointment.

Since 1987 Mr. Sawyer has been president, chairman, and treasurer of Omni Investments International, Inc., in Sarasota, FL. Prior to this he was vice president for international development at R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co., 1984 - 1987. He has also served as president of Sawyer & Associates Advertising, Inc., and president of Area Guides, Inc.

Mr. Sawyer attended the University of the South, 1957 - 1959. He was born November 11, 1939, in New York, NY. Mr. Sawyer is married, has three children, and resides in Sarasota, FL.