Nominations and Appointments, October 7th, 1986
Nomination of Melissa Foelsch Wells To Be United States Ambassador to Mozambique
October 7, 1986
The President today announced his intention to nominate Melissa Foelsch Wells, of New York, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the People's Republic of Mozambique. She succeeds Peter Jon de Vos.
Mrs. Wells entered the Foreign Service in 1958 after working in various secretarial positions, including secretary to the Bolivian Ambassador in Washington, DC. From 1958 to 1961, she was an analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in the Department. She was assigned in 1961 as consular/visa officer at the U.S. Embassy in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Following that assignment, in 1964 - 1966 she was economic officer at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France. From 1966 to 1970, she served as economic officer in London, England, and then returned to Washington in 1971 as personnel officer for the Board of Examiners. She became Chief of the Business Relations Branch in the Bureau of Economic Affairs, 1972 - 1973. In 1973 she was detailed to the Department of Commerce as Deputy Director for Major Export Projects. In 1975 she was assigned as commercial counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, and served there until she was appointed in 1976 as the U.S. Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde. In June of 1977 she was appointed the United States Representative on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador. In 1979 Mrs. Wells left the Foreign Service to become Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program in Uganda and Special Representative to the United Nations Secretary General for relief operations in Uganda. From 1982 to 1986, she was Director, IMPACT Program, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mrs. Wells graduated from Georgetown University (B.S.F.S., 1956). She is married, has two children, and resides in New York City. Mrs. Wells was born November 18, 1932, in Tallinn, Estonia.
Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Robert H. Frowick While Serving as Deputy Chief of the United States Delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
October 7, 1986
The President today accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to Robert H. Frowick, of Texas, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, in his capacity as Deputy Chief of the United States delegation to the Vienna Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe Follow-up Meeting.
Mr. Frowick began his career as an intelligence analyst at the Department of Defense, 1957 - 1958. He joined the Foreign Service and was assigned as consular/political officer at the American consulate in Montreal, 1960 - 1962. Mr. Frowick returned to the Department in 1962 for a year, and from 1963 to 1964, he took Romanian language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was assigned as political officer in Bucharest, Romania, 1964 - 1966. From Romania, he was detailed to the advanced academic degree program at Yale University for a year. In 1967 he served as an intelligence research specialist in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. From 1969 to 1973, he was political-military affairs officer, U.S. Embassy in Paris, and returned in 1973 - 1975 as political-military affairs officer in the Bureau of European Affairs. Mr. Frowick was a visiting fellow at Stanford University, 1975 - 1976. He became deputy chief of mission, U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1976, to be followed as political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, 1979 - 1982. Since 1982 he has been political counselor at the United States Mission to NATO in Brussels, Belgium.
Mr. Frowick graduated from Indiana University (A.B., 1953; M.A., 1957) and Yale University (M.A., 1959). He served in the United States Air Force, 1953 - 1956. Mr. Frowick's foreign languages are French, Romanian, and Italian. He is married to the former Ann Louise Powell, and they have six children. Mr. Frowick was born December 12, 1929, in Des Moines, IA.
Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Samuel G. Wise, Jr., While Serving as Deputy Chief of the United States Delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
October 7, 1986
The President today accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to Samuel G. Wise, Jr., of Maryland, in his capacity as Deputy Chief of the United States delegation to the Vienna Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe Follow-up Meeting.
Mr. Wise began his career in the Foreign Service in 1955. He served as vice consul in Palermo, Italy; Noumea, New Caledonia, and Oberammergau, Germany, 1955 - 1959. Mr. Wise returned to the State Department for a year before his assignment as consul and second secretary in Moscow. He served there until 1963, when he became consul in Trieste. Mr. Wise served in various assignments in the State Department in Washington from 1966 to 1970, when he went to Prague, Czechoslovakia, as First Secretary. In 1971 he went to Rome, Italy, as First Secretary. From 1974 to 1975, Mr. Wise attended the National War College at Fort McNair. He returned to the Department in 1977, when he was assigned to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Washington, DC. Mr. Wise retired from the Foreign Service in 1981 and since that time has been deputy staff director of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, United States Congress.
Mr. Wise graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1951) and Columbia University (M.I.A., 1953). He is married, has four children, and resides in Bethesda, MD. Mr. Wise was born May 11, 1928, in Chicago, IL.
Nomination of Martin Anderson To Be a Member of the General Advisory Committee of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
October 7, 1986
The President today announced his intention to nominate Martin Anderson to be a member of the General Advisory Committee of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He would succeed Shirley N. Pettis.
He joined the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, where he taught until 1968. During 1968 he was the director of research of the Nixon Presidential campaign and later served as a Special Assistant to the President until March 1971, when he went to the Hoover Institution. Since 1971 Mr. Anderson has been a senior fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University. He was on leave from Stanford and served as an Assistant to the President for Policy Development, the White House, 1981 - 1982; a senior adviser in the Reagan-Bush campaign of 1980; and in the office of the President-elect.
Mr. Anderson graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1957), Thayer School of Engineering and Amos Tuck School of Business (M.S.), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 1962). Mr. Anderson is married and currently resides in Portola Valley, CA. He was born on August 5, 1936, in Lowell, MA.
Nomination of Lee H. Henkel, Jr., To Be a Member of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board
October 7, 1986
The President today announced his intention to nominate Lee H. Henkel, Jr., to be a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board for a term expiring June 30, 1989. He would succeed Donald I. Hovde.
Mr. Henkel is currently a senior partner, Troutman, Sanders, Lockerman & Ashmore in Atlanta, GA. Previously, he was chairman of the board of Sands Investments, Inc., in Myrtle Beach, SC; General Counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department; and Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service from 1971 to 1973.
Mr. Henkel graduated from Duke University (A.B., 1949 and J.D., 1952). He is married, has three children, and resides in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Henkel was born September 16, 1928, in Charleston, WV.
Appointment of Edwin L. Harper as a Member of the Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries
October 7, 1986
The President today announced his intention to appoint Edwin L. Harper to be a member of the Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries for the period of the 1987 fiscal year of the Federal Government. He would succeed Lloyd Norton Cutler.
Since April of this year, Mr. Harper has been a senior vice president and chief financial officer, Campbell Soup Co. in Camden, NJ. Previously, he was executive vice president and director, Dallas Corp., 1983 - 1986; and Assistant to the President, the White House, 1981 - 1983.
Mr. Harper is married, has two children, and currently resides in Bryn Mawr, PA. He was born on November 13, 1941, in Belleville, IL.