Nominations, August 28, 1981

Nomination of Malcolm R. Lovell, Jr., To Be Under Secretary of Labor

August 28, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Malcolm R. Lovell, Jr., to be Under Secretary of Labor. He would succeed John N. Gentry.

Mr. Lovell has been president of the Rubber Shippers Association and chairman of the Tire Industry Safety Council. Before entering the rubber industry, he was Manpower Administrator and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Manpower in 1969-73. Prior to that he held a number of executive positions under Governor Romney, including director of the Michigan Employment Security Commission, director of the Michigan Economic Opportunity Office, and chairman of the Michigan State Labor Mediation Board. Earlier he served both the Ford Motor Co. and American Motors in a variety of executive capacities in industrial relations.

Mr. Lovell serves on the board of directors for the Highway Users Federation, the Equal Employment Advisory Council, and the Travelers Aid Association of America and is a member of the Mayor's Employment and Training Services Advisory Council in the District of Columbia. He was appointed by President Ford to the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education and served until 1979. He was a member of the National Commission for Manpower Policy in 1975-79.

Mr. Lovell graduated from the Harvard Business School with a masters degree in business administration in 1946. He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, D.C. Mr. Lovell was born January 1, 1921, in Greenwich, Conn.

Nomination of Frank V. Ortiz, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Peru

August 28, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank V. Ortiz, Jr., of New Mexico, as Ambassador to Peru. He would succeed Edwin G. Corr.

Mr. Ortiz was liaison officer at the United States Senate in 1943-44 and served in the United States Army Air Force in 1944-46. In 1951-53 he was assistant officer in charge of Egypt and Anglo-Egyptian Sudan in the Department of State. He was economic officer in Addis Ababa (1953-56) and political officer in Mexico City (1956-57). In the Department he was special assistant to the operations coordinator in the Office of Under Secretary (1957-60) and special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (1960-61). He was special assistant to the Ambassador in Mexico City in 1961-63. In 1963-66 he was country desk officer for Spain in the Department. He attended the National War College from 1966-67. He was counselor for political affairs in Lima (1967-70) and deputy chief of mission (charge d'affaires for 1 year) in Montevideo (1970-73). In the Department he was country director for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay (1973-75) and deputy executive secretary (1975-77). In 1977-79 he was Ambassador to Barbados and to Grenada and Special Representative to Dominica and St. Lucia and to the Associated States. In 1979-80 he was Ambassador to Guatemala, and since 1980 he has been political adviser to the Commander in Chief of the United States Southern Command in Panama.

He graduated (B.S.) in 1950 from Georgetown University and received his M.S. in 1967 from George Washington University. He attended the University of Madrid (1950) and the University of Beirut (1952).

Mr. Ortiz was born March 14, 1926, in Santa Fe, N. Mex. He is married, has four children, and resides in Santa Fe, N. Mex.

Nomination of David B. Funderburk To Be United States Ambassador to Romania

August 28, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate David B. Funderburk, of North Carolina, as Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Romania. He would succeed O. Rudolph Aggrey.

Mr. Funderburk was instructor of history and government at Wingate College, Wingate, N.C., in 1967-69 and instructor of history (part-time) at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., in 1969-70. In 1972-78 he was assistant-associate professor of history at Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Tex., and since 1978 he has been associate professor of history at Campbell University, Buies Creek, N.C. In 1975 he was guide-interpreter at the United States Photography Exhibit in Sibiu, Romania, as Foreign Service staff officer with the International Communication Agency.

He received his B.A. (1966) and M.A. (1967) from Wake Forest University and his Ph. D. in 1974 from the University of South Carolina. He also attended the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Washington.

Mr. Funderburk was born April 28, 1944, in Langley Field, Va. He is married, has two children, and resides in Buies Creek, N.C.