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The appointment of U Thant of Burma as the U.N.'s Acting Secretary General -- at this writing, the choice appears to be certain -- offers further proof that in politics it is more important to have no influential enemies than to have influential friends.
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* Peter Jay's appointment as British Ambassador to the U. S. by his father in law, the then Labour Prime Minister James Callaghan.
It was discontinued as a rank in these services during the postwar period, but as an appointment, the title " commodore " was then used to identify senior U. S. Navy captains who commanded squadrons of more than one vessel or functional air wings or air groups that were not part of a carrier air wing or air group.
Between 1979 and 1985, under John Negroponte's appointment as U. S. diplomat from 1981 to 1985, U. S. military and economic aid to Honduras jumped from $ 31 million to $ 282 million.
While in Washington, D. C., to discuss government contracts, and in conjunction with his application for an appointment into the quartermaster department, Stuart heard about John Brown's raid on the U. S. Arsenal at Harpers Ferry.
But 28 years later, in an appearance on MSNBC television, Falwell said he was not troubled by reports that the nominee for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, John G. Roberts ( whose appointment was confirmed by the U. S. Senate ) had done volunteer legal work for homosexual rights activists on the case of Romer v. Evans.
However this appointment was never confirmed by the U. S. State Department ; John C. Williams was merely recognized as " Commercial Agent of the United States ".
* Advises the President on matters relating to U. S. foreign policy, including the appointment of diplomatic representatives to other nations, and on the acceptance or dismissal of representatives from other nations.
Garfield's appointment of Thomas Lemuel James to U. S. Postmaster infuriated Garfield's party rival, Stalwart Roscoe Conkling, who demanded a commensurate appointment for his faction and his state, such as the position of Secretary of Treasury.
Dewey first served as a federal prosecutor, then started a lucrative private practice on Wall Street ; however, he left his practice for an appointment as special prosecutor to look into corruption in New York City — with the official title of Chief Assistant U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
In the 1920s, the public flouting of Prohibition laws, mob violence, and police involvement in illegal activities led to the appointment of Brigadier General Smedley Butler of the U. S. Marine Corps as director of public safety, but political pressure prevented any long-term success in fighting crime and corruption.
Unlike federal courts, where judges are Presidential appointees confirmed by the U. S. Senate serving life terms of office, the vast majority of states have some judges who are elected, and the methods of appointment for appointed judges vary widely.
If the plaintiff prevails, the U. S. Congress may have to devise a different method of officer appointment.
On June 17, 1911, after he graduated from high school, del Valle received an appointment by George Radcliffe Colton, who served from 1909 to 1913 as the U. S. appointed governor of Puerto Rico, to attend the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
* Lindbergh's United States Air Service appointment certificate as 2nd Lt with rating as " Airplane Pilot ", dtd March 14, 1925, and U. S. Department of Commerce civil airman's license as a " Transport Pilot ".
President Ulysses S. Grant awarded Michelson a special appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy in 1869.
In an episode of the television series Bonanza ( Look to the Stars, broadcast March 18, 1962 ), Ben Cartwright ( Lorne Greene ) helps the 16-year-old Albert Abraham Michelson ( portrayed by 25-year-old Douglas Lambert ( 1936 – 1986 )) obtain an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy, despite the opposition of the bigoted town schoolteacher ( played by William Schallert ).
He left the Senate to accept an appointment from President Jimmy Carter as a member of the U. S. delegation to the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador.
Employing the political influence of his brother-in-law, John Slidell, Beauregard obtained an appointment as superintendent of the U. S. Military Academy on January 23, 1861.
Headquartered at New Harmony, Owen conducted the first official geological survey of Indiana ( 1837 – 39 ), and, after his appointment as U. S. Geologist in 1839, he led federal surveys from 1839 to 1840 and from 1847 to 1851.
Cox's appointment was a key condition set by the leadership of the U. S. Senate for the confirmation of Elliot Richardson as the new attorney general of the United States, succeeding Richard G. Kleindienst, who had resigned during the spring of 1973, as a result of the Watergate scandal.
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Though war officially ended after only a couple of weeks, resistance continued in northern Burma until 1890, with the British finally resorting to a systematic destruction of villages and appointment of new officials to finally halt all guerrilla activity.
Hutton had already been superseded by General Harold Alexander as GOC of Burma Army, and appointed Alexander's Chief of Staff, an embarrassing appointment he held until Burma Army was disbanded later in the year.
It describes the events in the Indian independence movement in 1947-48, beginning with the appointment of Lord Mountbatten of Burma as the last viceroy of British India, and ending with the death and funeral of Mahatma Gandhi.
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The new Prime Minister, William McMahon announced the appointment of Mollison as Acting Director of the NGA in October 1971.
From May 28 to June 9, 1895, he served as Acting Secretary of State by appointment of President Cleveland.
On August 23, 1992, James Baker resigned as Secretary of State ( to head up Bush's unsuccessful re-election campaign ), and Eagleburger served as Acting Secretary of State until Bush gave him a recess appointment for the remainder of the Bush administration.
In October 1896 Lieutenant James Robert Phillips ( RN ) Phillips was not a Lieutenant, he was a lawyer ; after completing articles he was Sheriff and Overseer of Prisons in the Gold Coast and later Acting Queen's Advocate there, before his appointment as Acting Consul-Generalin the Protectorate-see Home, cited below already, at page 30 the Acting Consul-General visited the Benin River District and had meetings with the agents and traders.
After World War II, he served as Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations in August 1945, being appointed Acting United Nations Secretary-General from October 1945 to February 1946 until the appointment of the first Secretary-General Trygve Lie.
Mr. Nielsen was in the position of Acting Director for several months prior to the appointment of William Chissel as Executive Director.
Section 106 provides for the appointment of " Acting Ministers " to take over the functions of any minister on an interim basis, in the event of the minister being unable to carry out their duties on account of sickness, absence from Fiji, or any other case.
Prior to his appointment to the High Court, he was Justice of the Peace ( 1911 ) at Iba, Zambales ; Acting Provincial Fiscal ( 1915 ) of Zambales, Member of the Philippine Legislature ( 1916 – 1922 ); CFI Auxiliary Judge ( 1924 ) at Cebu ; and CFI Judge ( 1930 ) and CFI District Judge ( 1934 ).
William Graham, the Deputy Administrator, took over as Acting Administrator until the appointment of James C. Fletcher to a second turn as Administrator.
Professor Linda Merrick, the current Vice-Principal, will become Acting Principal pending the appointment of a permanent successor.
During his time as Chief Justice, Doyle was appointed as an Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in 2000 to hear an appeal concerning the appointment of the then Northern Territory Chief Magistrate Hugh Bradley.
Ward declined a permanent appointment on the Supreme Court bench in June 1896, the offer being received just after the death of his wife, and declined an Acting Supreme Court judgeship in the following year.
From 1943 to 1946 Dr. Fernos-Isern was also the acting governor of Puerto Rico, during the Governorship of Rexford G. Tugwell under appointment as Permanent Acting Governor approved by president Franklyn D. Roosevelt.
Lee continued to serve as Acting Governor until Mandel rescinded his letter on January 15, 1979, though Mandel briefly reinstated Lee as acting governor the next day so he would be able to preside over the appointment of a judge to the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Acting editor and all-round lazy slob Lewis Donat ( Vegas ) is furious at Gordon's appointment, convinced that the job should be his.
The 10-member bench directed Justice Ajmal Mian to discharge administrative as well as judicial functions of chief justice of the Supreme Court, including the constitution of benches as the appointment of Acting Chief Justice would take some time.
The court also directed the office not to take any further orders for constituting benches from the chief justice ( under restraint ) and orders regarding day-to-day working and dministration of the court should be obtained from Justice Ajmal Mian till the appointment of Acting Chief Justice.
The first occasion to serve as Acting Secretary was from July 1, 1997 until January 2, 1998 between the resignation of Secretary Jesse Brown and the appointment of Togo D. West, Jr. as Acting Secretary.
( c ) Failing the appointment of a designated Acting Prime Minister, or should the Acting Prime Minister be prevented from fulfilling his duties under sections ( a ) and ( b ) above, the Government shall designate another Minister, who is a Knesset Member to exercise that office.