The President today announced that he will nominate Thibaut de Saint Phalle, of Princeton, N.J., to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He would replace R. Alex McCullough, resigned.
De Saint Phalle was born July 23, 1918, in Tuxedo Park, N.Y. He received an A.B. from Columbia College in 1939 and an LL.B. and J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy and Office of Strategic Services from 1942 to 1946.
From 1941 to 1950, he was an associate attorney with the New York firm of Chadbourne, Wallace, Parke & Whiteside. From 1950 to 1954, he was a consultant to the State Department and negotiated the Military Aid Treaty with the United States, France, and Indochina in 1950. From 1950 to 1958, he was a partner and head of the corporate law department at the New York firm of Lewis and MacDonald.
From 1958 to 1967, de Saint Phalle was director of Becton, Dickinson and Co. in Rutherford, N.J., where he was in charge of all legal matters. From 1962 to 1966, he was also senior partner at Coudert Brothers, an international law firm.
From 1965 to 1970, de Saint Phalle was an investment banker, serving as vice chairman of the board of directors of Stralem, Saint Phalle & Co. from 1968 to 1970, and limited partner and president of Witter Overseas Finance Corp. from 1967 to 1968.
From 1971 to 1976, de Saint Phalle was a professor of international finance and law at the Centre d'Etudes Industrielles in Geneva, Switzerland, and a consultant to multinational companies and banks on legal and financial matters. Since 1976 he has been a visiting professor at the Centre d'Etudes Industrielles, a lecturer at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, and a counsel at Coudert Brothers in New York City.