Nov. 7, 2018: Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., was nominated as the U.S. Ambassador to Australia on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Culvahouse, of Tennessee, is the chairman emeritus and of counsel to O’Melveny and Myers LLP, a law firm. He was previously the firm’s chairman. He started his career as a Chief Legislative Assistant to former Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr., and was the Counsel to the President at the White House from March, 1987, to January, 1989. He was on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the Intelligence Oversight Board, the Nuclear Command and Control System Federal Advisory Committee, and the Supreme Court Fellows Commission. He is currently a board member at the Brookings Institution and he is on the board of the Howard H. Baker, Jr., Center for Public Policy. Culvahouse received a B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee and a law degree from the New York University School of Law.