Week Ending Friday, October 17, 2003

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Author: George W. Bush

Nominations Submitted to the Senate

The following list does not include promotions of members of the Uniformed Services, nominations to the Service Academies, or nominations of Foreign Service officers.

Submitted October 14

Robert L. Crandall, of Texas, to be a member of the Reform Board (Amtrak) for a term of 5 years, vice Michael S. Dukakis, term expired.

Michael D. Gallagher, of Washington, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, vice Nancy Victory, resigned.

Susan Johnson Grant, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Energy, vice Bruce Marshall Carnes, resigned.

Virginia E. Hopkins, of Alabama, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, vice Edwin L. Nelson, deceased.

Stuart Ishimaru, of the District of Columbia, to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2007, vice Paul M. Igasaki, term expired. Ricardo S. Martinez, of Washington, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington, vice an additional position in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 133(b)(1).

Drew R. McCoy, of Massachusetts, to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation for a term of 6 years, vice Lance Banning.

Robert N. McFarland, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Information and Technology), vice John A. Gauss, resigned.

Jon R. Purnell, of Massachusetts, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Thomas Thomas Riley, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Morocco.

Margaret Scobey, of Tennessee, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Syrian Arab Republic.

Louis S. Thompson, of Maryland, to be a member of the Reform Board (Amtrak) for a term of 5 years, vice John Robert Smith, term expired.

Margaret DeBardeleben Tutwiler, of Alabama, to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, vice Charlotte L. Beers, resigned.

Gary Lee Visscher, of Maryland, to be a member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of 5 years, vice Isadore Rosenthal, term expiring.

Submitted October 15

Marguerita Dianne Ragsdale, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Djibouti.

Submitted October 16

Timothy John Dunn, of Illinois, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the Organization of American States.

Stuart W. Holliday, of Texas, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

Zalmay Khalizad, of Maryland, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan.

Adam Marc Lindemann, of New York, to be a member of the Advisory Board for Cuba Broadcasting for a term expiring October 27, 2005, vice Christopher D. Coursen, term expired.

James Curtis Struble, of California, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Peru.

Withdrawn October 16

Thomas Thomas Riley, of California, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for the remainder of the term expiring September 22, 2005, vice Claude A. Allen, which was sent to the Senate on February 27, 2003.

Submitted October 17

James B. Comey, of New York, to be Deputy Attorney General, vice Larry D. Thompson, resigned.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Nominations Submitted to the Senate," Week Ending Friday, October 17, 2003 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 17, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:1409-1411 1411–1412. Original Sources, accessed December 2, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3IRLCX198RWEVFY.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Nominations Submitted to the Senate." Week Ending Friday, October 17, 2003, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 17, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:1409-1411, pp. 1411–1412. Original Sources. 2 Dec. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3IRLCX198RWEVFY.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Nominations Submitted to the Senate' in Week Ending Friday, October 17, 2003. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 17, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:1409-1411, pp.1411–1412. Original Sources, retrieved 2 December 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3IRLCX198RWEVFY.