Nominations and Appointments, September 9, 1986

Nomination of James Roderick Lilley To Be United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

September 9, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate James Roderick Lilley, of Maryland, as Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. He succeeds Richard L. Walker.

Mr. Lilley was with the Central Intelligence Agency from 1951 to 1978. He served as an officer in the following countries between 1951 and 1964: Japan, Taiwan, Manila, Phnom Penh, and Thailand. He became deputy chief of station in Laos in 1965 and in Hong Kong, 1968 - 1970. Mr. Lilley was named chief of station in Peking from 1973 to 1975. He returned to Washington in 1975 as national intelligence officer for China. In 1978 Mr. Lilley became a consultant for Hunt Oil Co. in Dallas, TX; adjunct professor of economics (China) at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and a consultant for United Technologies in Hartford, CT. He served on the National Security Council staff from February through November 1981. He was director of the American Institute in Taiwan, Taipei, 1982 - 1984. From 1984 to 1985, he was a consultant for Otis Elevator Co. in Farmington, CT, and a consultant at the Department of Defense/International Security Agency. Since 1984 he has been employed with the Department of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Mr. Lilley graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1951) and George Washington University (M.A., 1972). Mr. Lilley served in the United States Army, 1946 - 1947, and in the United States Air Force, 1951 - 1954. He is married and has three children. Mr. Lilley was born January 15, 1928, in Tsingtao, China.

Nomination of Ronald DeWayne Palmer To Be United States Ambassador to Mauritius

September 9, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ronald DeWayne Palmer, of the District of Columbia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to Mauritius. He succeeds George Robert Andrews.

Mr. Palmer entered the Foreign Service in 1957 and was first assigned as an intelligence research specialist on Indonesia in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. In 1959 he took Indonesian-Malay language study at the Foreign Service Institute and was then assigned in 1960 as economic officer in Jakarta, Indonesia. From 1962 to 1963, he served in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as an economic officer. He returned to the Department in 1963 as an editor in the Executive Secretariat Operations Center before being assigned in 1964 - 1965 as staff assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs. In 1965 he became cultural affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he served until 1967 when he became State Department faculty member and assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy. In 1969 he was assigned as Deputy Director of the Office of Philippine Affairs in the Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs and was then assigned in 1971 - 1975 as political-military officer at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines. From 1975 to 1976, he returned to Washington as Deputy Coordinator for Human Rights in the Office of the Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs. He was appointed Ambassador to the Republic of Togo, where he served until 1978 when he returned to the Department as Director of the Office of Foreign Service Counseling and Assignments in the Bureau of Personnel. He was assigned in 1979 - 1981 as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Director General in the Bureau of Personnel. In 1981 he was appointed Ambassador to Malaysia, where he served until 1983 when he became senior fellow and visiting scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University.

Mr. Palmer graduated from Howard University (B.A., 1954) and Johns Hopkins University (M.A., 1957). He is married and has five children. Mr. Palmer was born May 22, 1932, in Uniontown, PA.

Nomination of Robert P. Bedell To Be Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy

September 9, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert P. Bedell to be Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget. He would succeed Donald E. Sowle.

Since 1983 Mr. Bedell has been Deputy Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. He was Deputy General Counsel at OMB, 1978 - 1983. Previously, he was a trial attorney, Office of the Chief Trial Attorney, Department of the Army, 1971 - 1973; chief trial counsel, 8th U.S. Army, Korea, 1971; and deputy staff judge advocate, 7th Infantry Division, Korea, 1969 - 1971.

Mr. Bedell graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1965) and the Washington University School of Law (J.D., 1968). He is married, has four children, and resides in Springfield, VA. Mr. Bedell was born May 9, 1943, in Philadelphia, PA.

Appointment of Norman C. Roberts as a United States Representative to the Joint Commission on the Environment

September 9, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Norman C. Roberts to be a Representative of the United States of America on the Joint Commission on the Environment, established by the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977, for a term of 3 years. This is a reappointment.

Since October 1982 Mr. Roberts has been a representative on the Commission. He currently is an investment counselor with Morgan, Olmstead, Kennedy & Gardner in La Jolla, CA. Previously, he was a financial analyst with Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards; director of research with the brokerage firm of J.S. Love and Co., 1968 - 1972; and he operated his own investment counseling firm, 1958 - 1968.

Mr. Roberts graduated from Colorado State University (D.V.M., 1944). He has four children and resides in La Jolla, CA. Mr. Roberts was born September 25, 1920, in San Diego, CA.

Nomination of George MacKenzie Rast To Be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission

September 9, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate George MacKenzie Rast to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission, Department of Justice, for a term of 6 years. He would succeed Paula A. Tennant.

Since 1982 Mr. Rast has been with the law firm of Mahoney Adams Milan Surface & Grimsley in Jacksonville, FL. Previously, he was special counsel to the president of Hillsdale College in Michigan, 1981 - 1982; assistant State's attorney, fourth judicial circuit of Florida, 1976 - 1981; an attorney in private practice in Leesburg, FL, 1975 - 1976; and assistant State's attorney, fifth judicial circuit of Florida, 1970 - 1974.

Mr. Rast graduated from the University of South Florida (B.A., 1965) and the University of Florida, Gainesville (J.D., 1969). He is married, has two children, and resides in Orange Park, FL. Mr. Rast was born October 20, 1939, in Leesburg, FL.

Appointment of Three Members of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education

September 9, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education for terms expiring July 10, 1989:

Dale R. Kelley, of Tennessee. He would succeed Mary Sellman Jackson. Mr. Kelley is commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation in Nashville. He graduated from Bethel College (B.S., 1966), resides in Huntingdon, TN, and was born October 19, 1939, in Baxter, TN.

George F. Meyer, Jr., of New Jersey. He would succeed Lester O'Shea. Mr. Meyer is superintendent of Somerset County vocational and technical schools. He graduated from Trenton State College (B.A., 1962 and M.A., 1969), resides in North Brunswick, NJ, and was born January 24, 1938, in North Brunswick.

Henry Yee, of California. This is a reappointment. Mr. Yee is a manager/partner with the accounting firm of Yee, So and Chao in Huntington Beach, CA. He graduated from California State University at Los Angeles (B.S., 1958), resides in Huntington Beach, and was born August 3, 1927, in Los Angeles, CA.

Nomination of Robert B. Stevens To Be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities

September 9, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert B. Stevens to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring January 26, 1992. He would succeed Philip Aaron Schaefer.

Since 1978 Dr. Stevens has been president, Haverford College in Haverford, PA. Previously he was provost, Tulane University, 1976 - 1978. At Yale University he held the following positions: assistant professor of law, 1959 - 1961; associate professor of law, 1961 - 1965; professor of law, 1965 - 1976; and fellow, Jonathan Edwards College, 1963 - 1976. Dr. Stevens was a tutor in law at Oxford University, 1958 - 1959; a teaching associate in law, Northwestern University, 1956 - 1957; a visiting fellow, Oxford University, Wolfson College, and Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, 1981; and a visiting scholar, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London University, 1974.

He graduated from Oxford University (Keble College, B.A., 1955; B.C.L., 1956; M.A., 1959; and D.C.L., 1984) and Yale University (LL.M., 1958). Dr. Stevens has two children and resides in Haverford, PA. He was born June 8, 1933, in Leicester, United Kingdom.