Nominations & Appointments, May 26, 1982

Nomination of Arthur H. Davis, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Paraguay

May 26, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Arthur H. Davis, Jr., to be Ambassador to Paraguay. He would succeed Lyle Franklin Lane.

Mr. Davis served in the United States Army Air Force in 1942 - 1945. He was a meteorologist with Pan American-Grace Airways, Santiago, Chile, in 1945 - 1946 and with United Airlines at Stapleton Airport, Denver, Colo., in 1956 - 1962. He was director of public relations (1962 - 1963) and vice president (1963 - 1968) at Von Frellick Associates in Denver, Colo. In 1963 - 1968, he was also president of New Englewood Co., a subsidiary of Von Frellick Associates. He was president of Villa Enterprises, Inc., in Lakewood, Colo., in 1968 - 1978. In 1968 he was a consultant and in 1974 - 1976 he was manager and director of leasing at Villa Italia, Limited, in Lakewood. He was director of leasing at the Loup-Miller Companies in Denver in 1971 - 1974, and since 1976 he has been president of Arthur Davis and Associates, Inc., in Lakewood.

Mr. Davis attended the Air Force Meteorology School (1942) and the University of Colorado (1956 - 1959). He is married, has four children, and resides in Golden, Colo. He was born October 6, 1917.

Appointment of Two Members of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange

May 26, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange for terms of 2 years.

Willie D. Davis is owner of Willie Davis Distributing Co. in Los Angeles, Calif. He is also owner of KACE - FM Radio Station and a member of the board of directors of Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co. He is a charter member and director of Executive Savings and Loan Association. He is president and director of the Los Angeles Urban League and a member of the Los Angeles County Special Task Force. He graduated from Grambling College (B.S., 1956) and the University of Chicago (M.B.A., 1968). He is married, has two children, and resides in Marina del Rey, Calif. He was born July 24, 1934.

Jewel Lafontant is a senior member in the law firm of Lafontant, Wilkins, and Jones in Chicago, Ill. In addition she is special assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois. She was Deputy Solicitor General of the United States in 1973 - 1975. In 1973 - 1975 she was a specialist in civil law and deportation cases. She was United States Representative to the United Nations in 1972. She serves on the board of directors for several corporations, including Continental Bank, the Bendix Corp., and Trans World Corp. She graduated from Oberlin College (B.A., 1943) and the University of Chicago (LL.D., 1946). She resides in Chicago, Ill., and was born April 28, 1922.