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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Eugene Kistler Lawson To Be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States


The President today announced his intention to nominate Eugene Kistler Lawson to be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term of 4 years expiring January 20, 1993. He would succeed William F. Ryan.

Since 1988 Dr. Lawson has been Deputy Under Secretary of Labor for International Affairs. Prior to this he was executive director for Russell Reynolds Associates, 1984 - 1988. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for East Asia and the Pacific, 1982 - 1984; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for East-West Trade, 1981 - 1982; and director of the China advisory group, Government Research Corp./National Journal, 1980 - 1981. Dr. Lawson has also served as director of the master of science in foreign service program, director of the program for China studies, and professorial lecturer in the school of foreign service at Georgetown University, 1977 - 1980; and Deputy Director of the Office for Special Bilateral Affairs at the Department of State, 1975 - 1977.

Dr. Lawson graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1961) and Columbia University (M.A., 1967; Ph.D., 1982). He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, 1961 - 1963. He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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