Nominations and Appointments, September 30, 1986

Nomination of Raymond G. Massie To Be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact at the Department of Energy

September 30, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Raymond G. Massie to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy. He would succeed Rosslee Green Douglas.

Since 1985 Mr. Massie has been a management consultant with Dena Enterprises, Inc., in Brigantine, NJ. Previously, he was an assistant professor of business law, Stockton State College in New Jersey, 1980 - 1985; a research management consultant, Wilson, Scerni, Sapienza, P.A., in Atlantic City; and an adjunct professor at Monmouth College and at Atlantic Community College, 1981 - 1982.

Mr. Massie graduated from Seton Hall University (B.A., 1973; J.D., 1977). He was born on April 28, 1951, in Atlantic City, NJ. Mr. Massie currently resides in Brigantine, NJ.

Nomination of Edward Joseph Perkins To Be United States Ambassador to South Africa

September 30, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward Joseph Perkins, of Oregon, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa. He would succeed Herman W. Nickel.

Ambassador Perkins began his government career in 1958 as Chief of Personnel, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, in Taipei, Taiwan. In 1962 he became Deputy Chief of Personnel and Administration, Army and Air Force Exchange Service in Okinawa, and in 1964 he was made Chief of Personnel and Administration, where he served until 1966. In 1966 - 1967 he was assistant general services officer in the Far East Bureau of the Agency for International Development. In 1967 he went to Bangkok as assistant general services officer at the United States Operations Mission to Thailand. In 1969 he served as management analyst and in 1970 as assistant director for management at the Mission, where he served until 1972. In 1972 he returned to the Department of State in Washington to become staff assistant in the Office of the Director General of the Foreign Service. From 1972 to 1974, Ambassador Perkins was personnel officer in the Director General's Office. In 1974 - 1975 he served as administrative officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, and from there he became a management analysis officer in the Office of Management Operations. From 1978 to 1981, Ambassador Perkins was counselor for political affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana. From there, in 1981 - 1983 he was deputy chief of Mission in Monrovia, Liberia. In 1983 he studied French at the Foreign Service Institute. From 1983 to 1985, he was Director of the Office of West African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs. Since 1985 he has been the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia.

Ambassador Perkins graduated from the University of Maryland (B.A., 1967) and the University of Southern California (M.P.A., 1972; D.P.A., 1978). His foreign languages are Thai, French, and Japanese. Ambassador Perkins is married to the former Lucy Chien-mei Liu, and they have two daughters. He was born June 8, 1928, in Sterlington, LA.