The President today announced that he will nominate Richard A. Frank, of Washington, D.C., to be Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Frank is director of the International Project .at the Center for Law and Social Policy.
He was born November 4, 1936, in Omaha, Nebr. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1958 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1962.
From 1962 to 1969, Frank worked in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the State Department, first as Assistant Legal Adviser, then as Acting Deputy Legal Adviser. He was a lecturer at George Washington University in 1967 on public international law and organizations and an adjunct professor at George Washington Law School in 1968-69, teaching "Negotiations-Concept and Technique."
In 1969 and 1970, Frank was a consultant and counsel to Investors Overseas Services. In 1970 and 1971, he was counsel to the law firm of Fisher and Gelband in Washington. Since 1971, Frank has been director of the International Project at the Center for Law and Social Policy, which has represented a wide range of public interest clients on international issues.
Frank serves on the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on the Law of the Sea, and the State Department's Shipping Coordinating Committee. He has been .adviser to several U.S. delegations in negotiations on vessel pollution and ocean dumping and is on the board of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy. He is the author of numerous articles.