Celebrating the 19th Amendment/Closure Notices

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Nominations & Appointments, February 5, 1986

Nomination of Arthur H. Davis To Be United States Ambassador to Panama

February 5, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Arthur H. Davis as Ambassador to the Republic of Panama. He would succeed Everett Ellis Briggs.

Since 1985 Mr. Davis has been a consultant and senior area adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean to the Department of State. He served as Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay in 1982 - 1985. He was president of Arthur Davis and Associates, Inc., Denver, CO, in 1974 - 1982. From 1968 to 1977, he was president of Villa Enterprises, Inc., in Denver. He was director of public relations (1962 - 1963) and vice president (1963 - 1968) at Von Frellick Associates in Denver. From 1964 to 1968, he was president of New Englewood Co., a subsidiary of Von Frellick Associates. He was a meteorologist with Pan American Grace Airways in Santiago, Chile (1945 - 1946), followed by United Airlines in Denver, CO (1956 - 1962). He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945, during which time he became a meteorologist, mainland and Alaska warrant officer.

Mr. Davis attended the University of Colorado from 1956 to 1958. He is widowed, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born October 6, 1917, in Brockton, MA.

Appointment of Baxter O. Sinclair as United States Representative to the International Advisory Commission for the Caribbean Region

February 5, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Baxter O. Sinclair to be United States Representative to the International Advisory Commission for the Caribbean Region. This is a new position.

Mr. Sinclair is president of the Sinclair Corp., a mechanical, utility, and pipeline construction company based in Gardena, CA. Prior to founding his own company he worked for various construction companies, including Chicago Bridge and Iron, Bechtel, and Fluor Corp.

Mr. Sinclair attended Holmwood College and Monroe College (Institute of Trades), both in Jamaica, West Indies. He is married, has five children, and resides in Anaheim, CA. He was born July 10, 1938, in Jamaica, West Indies.