Nominations & Appointments, October 20, 1981

Nomination of William Coskrey Plowden, Jr., To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

October 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Coskrey Plowden, Jr., to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans Employment.

Since 1976 Mr. Plowden has been State director, Veterans Employment and Services (South Carolina). He was appointed to the Americanism Commission of the American Legion National Organization in 1961 and served as Americanism chairman, State of South Carolina American Legion. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

Mr. Plowden served in World War II in the China-Burma Theatre, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel, and retired from the reserve as a full colonel in 1965. He graduated from the Citadel Military College (B.A., 1939). He is married, has three children, and resides in New Zion, S.C. Mr. Plowden was born July 15, 1918, in New Zion.

Appointment of Charles S. Gubser as Chairman of the Permanent Joint Board on Defense, United States and Canada

October 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint Charles S. Gubser to be Chairman, Permanent Joint Board on Defense, United States and Canada.

Mr. Gubser was a Member of the United States House of Representatives for 22 years in 1953 - 74. He recently served as Chairman of the Permanent Joint Board on Defense, United States and Canada, in 1975 - 78.

He graduated from the University of California (B.A.). He is married and resides in Monument, Colo. He was born February 1, 1916, in Gilroy, Calif.

Appointment of Three Members of the Intelligence Oversight Board, and Designation of Chairman

October 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Intelligence Oversight Board. The President also announced his intention to designate W. Glenn Campbell as Chairman.

W. Glenn Campbell has been director, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, since 1960. He was a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, in 1972 - 78. He is married, has three children, and resides in Stanford, Calif. He was born April 29, 1924.

Frank D. Stella is president and founder of the F. D. Stella Products Co. in Detroit, Mich. He also serves on the board of directors of Peoples Federal Savings & Loan Association of Detroit. He was appointed by President Nixon to serve on the Presidential Commission on Federal Statistics in 1970. He is married, has seven children, and resides in Detroit, Mich. He was born January 21, 1919.

Charles Tyroler II was president of Quadri-Science, Inc., in 1961 - 80. He is currently a business consultant on national problems. Since 1976 he has been director of the Committee on the Present Danger. In 1950 - 53 he was Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. He was born January 2, 1915.