Nominations, October 14, 1981

Nomination of Evan Griffith Galbraith To Be United States Ambassador to France

October 14, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Evan Griffith Galbraith, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to France. He would succeed Arthur A. Hartman.

Mr. Galbraith was a lawyer with the firm of Shearman and Sterling of New York in 1957-60. In 1960-61 he was Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce and was with the Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. (New York) in 1961-69, serving as assistant vice president (1961-63); administrator and director of Morgan and Cie, Paris, France (1963-68); and vice president of Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. in 1968-69. In 1969 Mr. Galbraith was an independent financial consultant in New York, N.Y. In 1969-75 he was managing director and chairman of Bankers Trust International in London, England. He was chairman of Dillon Read Overseas Co. in London in 1975-80. Since 1980 he has been managing director of Dillon, Read and Co., Inc., New York.

Mr. Galbraith served in the United States Navy in 1953-57. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1950) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1953). He is married, has four children, and resides in Greenwich, Conn. He was born July 2, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio.

Nomination of Francis S. M. Hodsoll To Be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts

October 14, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Francis S. M. Hodsoll to be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts for a term of 4 years. He would succeed Livingston L. Biddle, Jr.

Mr. Hodsoll is currently Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy to Chief of Staff James A. Baker III. He has served in this capacity since January 20, 1981. His responsibilities have included a variety of White House policy assignments and serving as White House liaison for the Presidential Task Force on the Arts and Humanities.

Prior to joining the White House, Mr. Hodsoll served in the Reagan-Bush campaign as staff coordinator of preparation for the debates. He was previously a Foreign Service officer and Deputy U.S. Special Representative for Nonproliferation at the Department of State (1978-80). In the Ford administration, Mr. Hodsoll was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Energy and Strategic Resource Policy and assistant to the Under Secretary of Commerce. He had previously been a special assistant to the Administrator of EPA.

Mr. Hodsoll is a member of the New York Bar and was formerly associated with Sullivan and Cromwell. He has managed a British trading company in the Philippines and has acted (with his wife) as general contractor of two houses in McLean. Originally from California, Mr. Hodsoll has degrees from Yale, Cambridge, and Stanford Law School. As an undergraduate, he was active in college theater and radio.

Mr. Hodsoll is married to the former Margaret McEwen of Winnetka, Ill. He has two children and resides in McLean, Va. He was born May 1, 1938.