Appointment of William
A. Cockell, Jr., as Deputy Assistant to the President
for National Security Affairs
July 25, 1986
President today announced the appointment of William A. Cockell,
Jr., to be Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
Cockell is currently serving as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
Previously he was an active naval duty officer, retiring in the grade of rear
admiral on January 1, 1986. While with the Navy,
he served in Washington and on major staffs in Europe and the Pacific in a
variety of positions dealing with strategic planning, politico-military
affairs, and arms control matters. He was a Special Assistant to the Chief of
Naval Operations (CNO) and Director of the CNO Executive Panel from 1973 to
1975; and Executive Assistant to the CNO from 1978 to 1981. Recent operational
assignments included command of a Pacific fleet cruiser-destroyer group;
command of the surface combatant force, U.S. 7th Fleet; and command
of the U.S.S. New Jersey
battle group during the battleship's first western Pacific deployment following
recommissioning. Immediately prior to his retirement, he
headed the Pacific Fleet Training Command, headquartered in San Diego.
Cockell is a graduate of Ohio State University (B.A., 1950), Columbia University (M.A. and certificate
of the Russian Institute, 1952), and the University of Michigan Law School
(J.D., 1959). He is a member of the Michigan Bar and currently lives in Arlington, VA. He was born on August
Nomination of Louis F. Laun To Be an Assistant Secretary
July 25, 1986
President today announced his intention to nominate Louis F. Laun to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce
(International Economic Policy). He would succeed Joseph F. Dennin.
March 1986 Mr. Laun has been Deputy Assistant
Secretary, U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service, Operations Division, Department
of Commerce. Previously, he was president, American Paper Institute, Inc., 1977
- 1986; Deputy Administrator, 1973 - 1977, and Associate Administrator, 1973,
with the U.S. Small Business Administration; a management consultant to several
textile and chemical companies, 1971 - 1972; and president, Celanese Fibers
Marketing Co., 1960 - 1971.
Laun graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1942). He is
married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC. Mr. Laun was born May 19,
Nomination of Dennis Kux To Be United States Ambassador
to the Ivory
July 25, 1986
President today announced his intention to nominate Dennis Kux,
York, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of
Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Ivory Coast. He succeeds Robert
Kux entered the Foreign Service in 1955 and first
served as an economic officer in the trade agreements division of the Bureau of
Economic Affairs and then the fuels division. He went to Karachi, Pakistan, as an economic officer
and second secretary, 1957 - 1959. Mr. Kux was then
assigned to the American Consulate General in Madras, India, as a commercial and
consular officer from 1960 to 1962. He returned to the Department in 1962 to
become the Nepal desk officer in the
Office of South Asian Affairs. From 1964 to 1966, he was a personnel
assignments officer in the Bureau of Personnel, and in 1966 became political
officer and second secretary at our Embassy in Bonn, Germany. From Bonn he went to Islamabad, Pakistan, as political officer
and first secretary, 1969 - 1971. From 1971 to 1972, Mr. Kux
was a student at the U.S. Army War College. He became the Indian desk officer
in the Bureau of the Near East and South Asian Affairs in 1972, followed by
country director for India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, 1974 - 1977. He then
attended the Senior Seminar for a year at the Foreign Service Institute. In
1978 he served as Political Counselor at our Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, returning to the
Department in 1980 to become Deputy Assistant Secretary for Coordination in the
Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Since 1984 he has been Deputy Director for
Management Operations in the Department.
graduated from Lafayette College (A.B., 1952) and the
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1955). He served in the U.S. Army,
1952 - 1954. His foreign languages are French, German, Urdu, Tamil, and
Turkish. He was born August 11, 1931, in London, England.
Appointment of Leonard
H.O. Spearman as a Member of the Board for International Food and Agricultural
July 25, 1986
President today announced his intention to appoint Leonard H.O. Spearman to be
a member of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development for a
term of 3 years. He would succeed Benjamin F. Payton.
the past 6 years Dr. Spearman has been president of Texas Southern University
in Houston. In June of this year
he completed his tenure as president and assumed the position of distinguished
professor of psychology at the university. Previously, he was with the U.S.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1970 to 1980 as Director,
Division of Student Services, Associate Commissioner
for Student Assistance, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Higher Education, and Associate
Deputy Commissioner for Higher Education.
Spearman graduated from Florida A&M University (B.S., 1947) and the University of Michigan (M.A, 1950; Ph.D.,
1960). He is married, has three children, and currently resides in Houston, TX. Dr. Spearman was born July
in Tallahassee, FL.
Appointment of Two
Members of the National Graduate Fellows Program Fellowship Board
July 25, 1986
President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to
be members of the National Graduate Fellows Program Fellowship Board:
Robert A. Huttenback,
of California, for
a term of 2 years.
This is a new position. Dr. Huttenback has been
chancellor of the University of California at Santa Barbara since 1977. Previously,
he was chairman, division of humanities and social sciences, 1972 - 1977; and
dean of students, 1969 - 1972, at the California Institute of Technology. He
graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1951; Ph.D.,
1959) and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1957. He is married,
has one child, and resides in Santa Barbara, CA. Dr. Huttenback was born March 8,
in Frankfurt, Germany.
William A. Seavey, of California, for
a term of 6 years.
This is a new position. Mr. Seavey is an attorney in
private practice in San Francisco. Previously, he was a
partner with the firm of Davis, Stafford, Kellman
and Fenwick. Mr. Seavey graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1952), Harvard University
(LL.B., 1955), and the Institute of International
Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
He is married, has five children, and resides in Piedmont, CA. Mr. Seavey was born August