The President today announced the appointment of Thomas Garrett, of Laramie, Wyo., as Deputy U.S. Commissioner on the International Whaling Commission. He would replace Edwin J. Gould, resigned.
Garrett was born October 16, 1934, in Laramie, Wyo. He received a B.S. from the University of Wyoming in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959.
In 1960 Garrett worked as a reporter for Reuters in Seoul and Tokyo. From 1960 to 1965 and from 1967 to 1971, he was a rancher on the Garrett Ranch in Garrett, Wyo. In 1966 he was chief engineer for the Knisely-Moore Construction Go.
Garrett served as director for conservation at Friends of the Earth from 1971 until earlier this year, when he became legislative director of Defenders of Wildlife.
Garrett has served on the U.S. delegation to five previous annual meetings of the International Whaling Commission, beginning in 1972. He also served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the conference which developed the Convention for Conservation of Antarctic Seals in 1972.