Nomination of H. Eugene Douglas To Be United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs

October 28, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate H. Eugene Douglas to be United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs, Department of State, and to be Ambassador at Large while so serving. He would succeed Victor H. Palmieri.

Since February, Mr. Douglas has been senior member of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State. Previously, he was corporate director, international trade and government affairs, Memorex Corp., in Santa Clara, Calif. In this position he was responsible for the conduct of the corporation's relations with the United States Government, U.S. State governments, and foreign governments, the corporation's international trade policy positions, overseas negotiations, and special projects.

Mr. Douglas served in the United States Navy in 1966-71. He graduated from the University of Texas (B.A., 1963) and Columbia University (M.A., 1966). He is married and resides in Vienna, Va. He was born October 5, 1940, in Wichita Falls, Tex.