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Public Papers - 1989 - March

Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to C. Travis Marshall While Serving as Chairman of the United States Delegation to the International Telecommunication Union Conference


The President today accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to C. Travis Marshall, of Maryland, during the tenure of his service as chairman of the United States delegation to the 1989 Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union.

Mr. Marshall is a 35-year veteran of the telecommunications industry. A 1948 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he is presently senior vice president of Motorola, Inc. Prior to this he served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946. From 1948 to 1951, he was with the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., until he was again called to active military duty, serving from 1951 to 1952. He joined the Hallicrafters Co. as an assistant radio sales manager in 1952 and rose to the position of general sales manager by 1965. From 1965 to 1970, he was vice president of marketing for the E.F. Johnson Co. Mr. Marshall joined Motorola, Inc., in 1970, where his first position was as vice president and director of marketing operations for Motorola Communications and Electronics, Inc. In 1972 he was named director of government relations, and in 1974 was promoted to vice president and corporate director of government relations. In 1985 he was promoted to senior vice president and is presently serving in this same capacity.

Mr. Marshall was born January 31, 1926, in Apalachicola, FL. He is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.

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