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Nominations, May 26, 1983

Nomination of Hume Alexander Horan To Be United States Ambassador to Sudan

May 26, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Hume Alexander Horan, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Sudan. He would succeed C. William Kontos.

Since 1980 Mr. Horan has been Ambassador to the United Republic of Cameroon and served concurrently as Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in 1980 - 1981. Previously he was Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs in 1978 - 1980; member of the Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute in 1977 - 1978; Deputy Chief of Mission in Jidda in 1972 - 1977; political officer in Amman in 1970 - 1971; desk officer for Libya in 1967 - 1969; and personnel officer in the Bureau of African Affairs in 1966 - 1967.

Mr. Horan served in the United States Army in 1954 - 1956. He graduated from Harvard University (A.B., 1958; A.M., 1963). He was born August 13, 1934, in Washington, D.C. He is married, has three children, and resides in Cranford, N.J.

Nomination of Stephen S. Trott To Be an Assistant Attorney General

May 26, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen S. Trott to be an Assistant Attorney General (Criminal Division), United States Department of Justice. He would succeed D. Lowell Jensen.

Mr. Trott is presently serving as U.S. attorney for the Central District of California. He was appointed to this position by President Reagan in December of 1981. In his present capacity, Mr. Trott is also serving as Chairman of the Department of Justice Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee for the Central District of California and as Coordinating U.S. Attorney for the Central California/Nevada Regional Drug Trafficking Task Force.

Between September 1979 and December 1981, Mr. Trott served as the head deputy district attorney for the Western District, Office of the District Attorney of Los Angeles County. Between October 1975 and September 1979, Mr. Trott served as chief deputy district attorney for the County of Los Angeles. He served as head deputy district attorney for the Organized Crime and Narcotics Division between 1972 and 1975. In 1981 Mr. Trott was the recipient of a citizens' citation for Exceptional Work on behalf of Victims of Violent Crimes awarded by the Rape Treatment Center, Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center.

Mr. Trott graduated from Wesleyan University (B.A., 1962) and Harvard University Law School (LL.B., 1965). He is married and has two children and presently resides in Los Angeles, Calif. He was born December 12, 1939.