Nomination of George
Arthur Trail III To Be United States Ambassador to Malawi
March 10, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate George Arthur Trail III, a
career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as
Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi. He would succeed
joining the Foreign Service in 1965, Mr. Trail was an assistant professor of
naval science at Rice University in Houston, TX, 1963 - 1965, and a
financial analyst for the Ford Motor Co. in 1965. He took language training at
the Foreign Service Institute, 1965 - 1966, and his first overseas assignment
was consular officer in Munich, Germany, 1966 - 1967.
Thereafter he became trade and investment officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, and in 1968 was
assigned as the political officer in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In 1970 he returned to
Washington and served first as the
Liberian desk officer, 1970 - 1972, and as a congressional fellow for a year at
the offices of Congressman Lee Hamilton and Senator Lee Metcalf. Mr. Trail
served as principal officer at the American consulate in Kaduna, Nigeria, 1973 - 1975, and
political-military officer in Bangkok, Thailand, 1975 - 1978. He was
Deputy Director of the Office of West African Affairs in the Department of
State, 1978 - 1980; consul general in Johannesburg, 1980 - 1984; and
deputy chief of mission in Nairobi, Kenya, where he served until
August 1987, when he was assigned to the Bureau of African Affairs in the
Department of State.
Trail graduated from Franklin and Marshall College (A.B., 1958) and the University of Houston (B.S., 1965). He served
in the United States Navy, 1959 - 1963. He was born October
in Chambersburg, PA. He is married, has four
children, and resides in Chambersburg, PA.
Nomination of Barry M.
Goldwater, Jr., To Be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater
Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
March 10, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Barry M. Goldwater, Jr., to
be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence
in Education Foundation. This is a new position.
1983 Mr. Goldwater has been in private practice as an investment banker, and
since 1984, as a general partner in Hambrose Leasing
York. Previously Mr. Goldwater represented the 20th
Congressional District of California as a Member of the U.S. House of
Representatives, 1969 - 1982. From 1962 to 1969, he was a stockbroker with
Goldwater graduated from Arizona State University (B.S., 1962). He was
born July 15, 1938, in Los Angeles, CA. He has one child and
resides in Studio City, CA.
Nomination of M. Alan
Woods To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the
March 10, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate M. Alan Woods to be a
member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term
expiring September 20, 1992. He would succeed M.
1987 Ambassador Woods has been Administrator of the Agency for International Development
(AID). Prior to this, he was Deputy United States Trade Representative with the
rank of Ambassador, 1985 - 1987; vice president-technology for Sears World
Trade, 1983; and vice president of DGA International, 1977 - 1983. He was
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs), 1976 - 1977; Special Assistant
to the Secretary and Deputy Secretaries of Defense, 1975 - 1976; and Principal
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) in 1975. Ambassador
Woods was Deputy Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White
House, 1974 - 1975.
Woods graduated from American University (B.A., 1967). He was
born October 13, 1945, in St. Louis, MO. He is married and
resides in Washington, DC.