White House announces round of nominees
Jun 19,2007 00:00 by UPI

WASHINGTON - U.S. President George Bush nominated Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation founder Nancy Goodman Brinker to be the State Department chief of protocol.

Brinker, of Florida, is a former U.S. ambassador to Hungary and would again have the rank of ambassador. She was among five nominees announced by the White House Monday.

Bush also nominated Eunice S. Reddick, of New York, to be ambassador to the Gabonese Republic and the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe. Reddick is a career Foreign Service employee.

Bush nominated Steven H. Murdock, the state demographer of Texas and a professor of demography at the University of Texas at San Antonio, to be director of the census at the Department of Commerce.

Bush nominated Paul R. Brubaker, of Virginia, to be administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration at the Department of Transportation.

The president nominated David W. James, press secretary at the Labor Department, to be assistant secretary of labor for public affairs.

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