Personnel changes of the week:

¶Ohio Lawyer George McConnaughey, 58, who has had charge of renegotiating defense contracts, was named member and chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, succeeding George E. Sterling, who resigned because of ill health.

¶ Foreign Service Careerman Robert F. Woodward was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica. Woodward's predecessor, Robert C. Hill, was named Ambassador to El Salvador, replacing Michael J. McDermott, recently resigned.

¶ State Department Aide John L. Tappin became the first U.S. Ambassador to Libya (the legation there was raised to embassy status).


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