Nomination of G. Philip
Hughes To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce
March 21, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate G. Philip Hughes to be an
Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Export Enforcement). This is a new position.
1986, Mr. Hughes has been Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology Transfer
and Control at the Department of State in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was
Director for Latin American Affairs for the National Security Council, 1985 -
1986. Mr. Hughes was Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National
Security Affairs for the Office of the Vice President, 1981 - 1985; Assistant
Director for Intelligence Policy for the Office of the Secretary of Defense,
1979 - 1981; research fellow for the Brookings Institution, 1978 - 1979; and
assistant analyst for national security and the international affairs division
for the Congressional Budget Office, 1975 - 1978.
Hughes graduated from the University of Dayton (B.A., 1972), Tufts University (M.A., 1974; M.A.,
1975), and Harvard University (M.P.A., 1978). Mr.
Hughes received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public
Service, 1985. He was born September 7, 1953, in Dayton, OH. He is married and
currently resides in Falls Church, VA.
Nomination of Frederick
M. Bernthal To Be an
Assistant Secretary of State
March 21, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Frederick M. Bernthal to be Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and
International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. He would succeed John Dimitri Negroponte.
1983 Dr. Bernthal has been Commissioner for the
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he was
chief legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Howard Baker, 1980 - 1983, and
legislative assistant, 1978 - 1979. He was associate professor of chemistry and
physics at Michigan State University, 1975 - 1978, and assistant
professor, 1970 - 1975. Dr. Bernthal was visiting
scientist for Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, 1976 - 1977, and staff
postdoctoral scientist at Yale University, 1969 - 1970.
graduated from Valparaiso University (B.S., 1964) and the
University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.,
1969). He was born January 10, 1943, in Sheridan, WY. He is married, has one
child, and resides in Washington, DC.