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Nominations, June 12, 1984

Nominations, June 12, 1984

Nomination of Katherine M. Bulow To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

June 12, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Katherine M. Bulow to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Administration). She would succeed Arlene Triplett.

Since 1983 she has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration at the Department of Commerce. In 1981 - 1983 she was at the Department of Commerce as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary. Previously she was director of the building management division at the Republican National Committee in 1977 - 1981 and administrator for the petrochemical energy group in 1973 - 1975. She served in the Office of Congressional Affairs at the White House in 1969 - 1973 and at the Federal Reserve System in 1962 - 1967.

She has one son and resides in Bowie, MD. She was born October 4, 1943, in Kansas City, MO.

Nomination of John William Shirley To Be United States Ambassador to Tanzania

June 12, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate John William Shirley, of Illinois, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, as Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania. He would succeed David Charles Miller, Jr., who is now Ambassador to Zimbabwe.

Mr. Shirley served in the United States Air Force in 1952 - 1956. In 1957 he began his service with the United States Information Agency as intelligence research officer. In 1958 - 1959 he was assistant cultural officer in Zagreb and assistant cultural attache in Belgrade in 1959 - 1960. He was public affairs officer in Trieste (1960 - 1963), press attache in Rome (1963 - 1965), and press officer in New Delhi (1965 - 1968). In 1968 - 1969 he was policy officer in the Near Eastern and South Asian affairs in the Agency. He attended Polish language training at the Foreign Service Institute in 1969 - 1970. In 1970 - 1972 he was press and cultural affairs officer in Warsaw. In the Agency he was Deputy Director and then Director for East European and Soviet Affairs and Director for European Affairs (1972 - 1977). He was Counselor of Embassy for Public Affairs in Rome in 1977 - 1980. In the Agency he was Associate Director for Programs (1980 - 1981), Acting Director of the Agency (1981), Counselor of Agency (1981 - 1983), and Deputy Director ad interim (1983). Since 1983 he has been diplomat in residence at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

Mr. Shirley received his B.S.F.S. in 1957 from Georgetown University. His foreign languages are Hungarian, Italian, French, German, Polish, and Serbo-Croatian. He was born in August 18, 1931, in England, of American parents.

Nomination of Diana Lady Dougan To Be Coordinator for Communications and Information Policy at the Department of State

June 12, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Diana Lady Dougan, of Utah, as Coordinator for Communications and Information Policy, Department of State, with the rank of Ambassador. This is the first such appointment to be made under the provisions of Section 124, Public Law 98 - 164 of November 22, 1983.

Mrs. Dougan was assistant chief clerk of the Maryland State Legislature in 1964 - 1965. In 1964 - 1966 she was telecommunication and public relations consultant in Washington, DC, and New York. She was CATV marketing and promotion director at Time, Inc., in New York City (1964 - 1968) and did personal investments and consulting work (primarily pro bono) and was a partner with Dougan Associates in Salt Lake City, UT (1969 - 1983). In 1976 - 1983 she served in a Presidential appointment as Director of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in Washington, DC, and also as a member of the Utah State Telecommunications Task Force. In 1978 - 1983 she was a member of CER Gubernatorial Commission to reorganize the executive branch of the Utah State government. Since 1983 she has been Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy (accorded the personal rank of Ambassador in April 1983), Department of State. This position was a Secretarial appointment until established as Presidential with Senate confirmation.

Mrs. Dougan graduated from the University of Maryland (B.A., 1964). She attended the University of Utah (1969 - 1970) and Harvard University (1979). Her foreign languages are some knowledge of French and Spanish. She was born January 13, 1943, in Dayton, OH.