Nominations, November 19, 1981

Nomination of John Hathaway Reed To Be United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives

November 19, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate John Hathaway Reed, of Maine, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives. He would succeed Donald R. Toussaint.

Mr. Reed served in the United States Navy as lieutenant in 1942 - 46. In 1946 - 59 he was officer, director, and stockholder of Reed Farms, Inc., in Fort Fairfield, Maine. He served in the Maine State Legislature (1955 - 57), Maine State Senate (1957 - 59), and was Governor of Maine (1960 - 66). In 1967 - 75 he was a member of the Board, then Chairman, of the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, D.C. He was Ambassador to Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives in 1976 - 77. Since 1978 Mr. Reed has been director of government relations of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., in Washington, D.C.

He graduated from the University of Maine (B.S., 1942) and has received two honorary LL.D. degrees from the University of Maine and Ricker College. He is married, has two children, and resides in Fort Fairfield, Maine. He was born January 5, 1921, in Fort Fairfield.

Appointment of Three Members of the National Air and Space Museum Advisory Board

November 19, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Air and Space Museum Advisory Board:

Donald M. Koll has been president of the Koll Co., a California general contractor, since 1962. He was vice president of K.W. Koll Construction Co. in 1958 - 62. He served in the United States Air Force as a pilot with the rank of captain in 1955 - 58. He graduated from Stanford University (B.A.). He is married, has six children, and resides in Newport Beach, Calif. He was born March 29, 1933, in Santa Monica, Calif. He will succeed Elwood R. Quesada.

James P. Moore, Jr., was legislative assistant and counsel to Representative Charles Pashayan, Jr. (R-Calif.) in 1979 - 81 and legislative assistant to Representative William M. Ketchum (R-Calif.) in 1977 - 81. He graduated from Rutgers College (B.A., 1975) and the University of Pittsburgh (M.A., 1976). He also attended Georgetown University. He resides in Ford City, Pa., and was born April 24, 1953, in Joliet, Ill. He will succeed William Hall.

Jacqueline A. Ponder is a homemaker in Colorado Springs, Colo. She has been involved in Republican Party activities, serving as chairman, Colorado Presidential Inaugural Committee in 1981, executive director, Colorado Reagan-Bush Committee in 1979 - 80, and has served as a precinct committeewoman since 1974. She was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1980. She graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.E., 1968). She is married, has two children, and resides in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born November 29, 1946, in Tampa, Fla. She will succeed Olive Anne Beech.