Nominations, May 19, 1982

Nomination of George Quincey Lumsden, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

May 19, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate George Quincey Lumsden, Jr., to be United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. He would succeed William D. Wolle.

Mr. Lumsden served in the United States Navy as lieutenant in 1952 - 1955. In 1955 - 1956 he was the group service representative at Prudential Insurance Co. in Newark, N.J., and Pittsburgh, Pa. He entered the Foreign Service in 1957 as program officer at the Department of State Reception Center in New York, N.Y. He was consular officer in Izmir in 1959 - 1961, economic officer in Bonn in 1962 - 1964, and consular-political officer in Amman in 1965 - 1967. In 1968 - 1969 he attended Arabic language and area studies in Beirut and was Chief of the Economic Section in Kuwait in 1969 - 1972. In the Department, he was country officer for Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates in 1972 - 1975. He was general economic policy officer in Paris in 1976 - 1979. Since 1979 he has been Deputy Director of Arabian Peninsula Affairs in the Department.

Mr. Lumsden graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1952) and attended Georgetown University in 1956 - 1957. His foreign languages are Arabic, French, and German. He is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, Md. He was born September 19, 1930.

Nomination of Stephen A. Sharp To Be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission

May 19, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen A. Sharp to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of 7 years from July 1, 1982. He would succeed Abbott Washburn.

Mr. Sharp is currently serving as General Counsel for the Federal Communications Commission. He was an attorney at law with the firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal and Lewis, Washington, D.C., in 1978 - 1981. He was legal assistant to Federal Communications Commissioner Margita E. White in 1976 - 1978. Previously he was staff attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Communications Commission in 1974 - 1976.

He graduated from Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1969) and the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1973). He is married, has one child, and resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born June 10, 1947.