Nominations and Appointments, August 15, 1986

Nomination of Peter O. Murphy for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Special Negotiator for Canada-United States Trade and Investment Issues

August 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Peter O. Murphy, of the District of Columbia, for the rank of Ambassador during the tenure of his service as Special Negotiator for United States-Canada Trade and Investment Issues.

Mr. Murphy began his career as a credit analyst at the Chemical Bank of New York, 1971 - 1972. He joined the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington, DC, in 1975, first serving as an international economist, 1975 - 1977; then as deputy chief textile negotiator, 1979 - 1981; followed by chief textile negotiator, for which he was accorded the rank of Ambassador, 1981 - 1983. In 1983 Mr. Murphy was appointed Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, and Representative to the GATT, Geneva, Switzerland, where he served until earlier this year, when he became coordinator for North American affairs, a position he will continue to hold while serving in this new position as Special Negotiator.

He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College (B.A., 1971) and the Georgetown School of Foreign Service (M.S.F.S., 1974). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born March 23, 1948, in Providence, RI.

Nomination of Richard E. Bissell To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development

August 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard E. Bissell to be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development (Bureau for Program and Policy Coordination), United States International Development Cooperation Agency. He would succeed Richard A. Derham.

Since 1984 Dr. Bissell has been executive editor of the Washington Quarterly, Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies, and an adjunct professor of government at Georgetown University. Previously, he was Director of Research, U.S. Information Agency, 1983 - 1984; professorial lecturer, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1982; visiting professor of political science, University of Pennsylvania, 1978 - 1982; and at the Foreign Policy Research Institute as a research associate, 1974, as managing editor of ORBIS, 1976 - 1981, and as director of economic security studies, 1981 - 1982.

Dr. Bissell graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1968), Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (M.A., 1969; M.A. in L.&D., 1970; and Ph.D., 1973). Dr. Bissell is married, has three children, and resides in McLean, VA. He was born January 25, 1946, in Palo Alto, CA.

Nomination of Harold T. Duryee To Be Administrator of the Federal Insurance Administration

August 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Harold T. Duryee to be Federal Insurance Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. He would succeed Jeffrey S. Bragg.

Since 1984 Mr. Duryee has been Executive Deputy to the Federal Insurance Administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Previously he was deputy administrator, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, in Columbus from 1977 to 1984.

Mr. Duryee graduated from Kenyon College (A.B., 1951). He is married and resides in Washington, DC. Mr. Duryee was born February 11, 1930, in Willoughby, OH.

Appointment of Six Alternate Delegates to the National White House Conference on Small Business

August 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be alternate delegates to the National White House Conference on Small Business. These are new positions:

Jon A. Moffett, of Tennessee. Mr. Moffett is a partner, Rion's Florist, in Murfreesboro. He was born October 11, 1943, in Rutherford, TN.

J. Michael Gallagher, of Tennessee. Mr. Gallagher is a partner, Brumfield-Gallagher, Inc., a communications management firm, in Nashville. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University (B.S., 1967). Mr. Gallagher was born November 29, 1943, in Nashville, TN.

Jack B. Hochadel, of California. Mr. Hochadel is vice chairman of the board of the Willard Co., in Anaheim. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati (M.E., 1956) and the University of Southern California (M.B.A., 1961). Mr. Hochadel was born June 28, 1933, in Youngstown, OH.

Randall V. Capurro, of Nevada. Mr. Capurro is president of Fred S. James & Co. of Nevada in Las Vegas. He was born November 30, 1942, in Reno, NV.

John H. Howland, of Rhode Island. Mr. Howland is president, Original Bradford Soap Works, Inc., in West Warwick. He graduated from Amherst College (B.A., 1968) and Columbia University (M.B.A., 1971). Mr. Howland was born July 12, 1946, in Providence, RI.

Robert A. Carlston, of Virginia. Mr. Carlston is founder, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of ACS in Reston. He graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy (B.S., 1952) and Purdue University (M.S., 1964). Mr. Carlston was born March 15, 1930, in Honolulu, HI.