Appointments & Nominations, December 4, 1981

Appointment of Kenneth M. Duberstein as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs

December 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint Kenneth M. Duberstein to be Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. He would succeed Max L. Friedersdorf.

Mr. Duberstein is currently serving as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. In this position, he has served as the President's chief deputy liaison with the United States House of Representatives.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Duberstein had served for 4 years as vice president of the Committee for Economic Development and director of Business-Government Relations. He was responsible for directing CED's contacts with government and administering its research program. CED is a nonprofit, public policy organization comprised of 200 prominent business leaders and university presidents.

He was Deputy Under Secretary of Labor during the Ford administration and was responsible for all legislative and intergovernmental activities of the Department. He was Director of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. General Services Administration in 1972 - 76. Prior to entering government, he was administrative assistant to the president of Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. In 1965 - 67 Mr. Duberstein was an intern and then a research assistant to Senator Jacob Javits (R-N.Y.).

Mr. Duberstein graduated from Franklin and Marshall College (A.B., 1965) and American University (M.A., 1966). He studied for 1 year at the New York Law School. He resides in Alexandria, Va., and has one daughter. He was born April 21, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Nomination of Richard W. Heldridge To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

December 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard W. Heldridge to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He would succeed Margaret W. Kahliff.

Mr. Heldridge was president and chief executive officer, California Commerce Bank of San Jose, from 1975 until his retirement in 1980. Previously he was president and chief executive officer, Ammex Bank Holding Co., a subsidiary of Banco Nacional de Mexico, in 1977 - 80. Mr. Heldridge was executive vice president, Crocker National Bank, San Francisco, and directed and managed the assimilation of headquarters and 63 branches of U.S. National Bank, San Diego, into Crocker National Bank. He worked for Northwest Bancorporation, Minneapolis, Minn., in various capacities, in 1946 - 61.

He graduated from the University of Iowa (1940) and attended the Command and General Staff College (1948 - 49) and Columbia University. He is married, has four children, and resides in Los Gatos, Calif. He was born September 18, 1918, in Wessington Springs, S. Dak.

Appointment of Two Members of the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy

December 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy:

Bernard J. Lasker has been a senior partner with the firm Lasker, Stone & Stern of New York, N.Y., since 1968. He joined his present firm's predecessor, E. H. Stern & Co., as a partner in 1947. He became a partner in the firm of Kaufmann, Alsberg & Co. and a member of the New York Stock Exchange in 1939. Mr. Lasker was elected chairman of the board of governors of the New York Stock Exchange in 1969 and 1970, after having served 2 years as vice chairman and 2 years as Governor. He was elected a director of the Stock Exchange in 1972. In 1969 Mr. Lasker was appointed by Governor Nelson Rockefeller to serve as a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He is married, has two children, and resides in New York City. He was born August 10, 1910, in New York.

Clyde H. Slease is an attorney with the firm of Watt, Tieder, Killian, Toole & Hoffar of Washington, D.C. He was labor counsel, assistant to the president, and vice president and general counsel of the Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1948 - 78. He was an attorney with Paul, Lawrence & Wills, in 1946 - 48. He graduated from Haverford College (B.S., 1938) and the University of Pennsylvania (LL.B., J.D., 1941). He is married, has two children, and resides in Edgewater, Md. He was born July 25, 1916, in Hackensack, N.J.

Appointment of Two Members of the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy

December 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board of Visitors, United States Naval Academy:

Edward R. Borcherdt, Jr., has been president, Borcherdt & Co. (financial consultants), in Los Angeles, Calif., since 1966. In addition, he was president, Darnell Corp., Ltd. in 1980 - 81; chairman, the Monterey Vineyard, Inc., in 1976 - 77; chairman, West Bay Financial Corp., in 1972 - 74; vice president, the Wolper Organization, Inc., in 1971 - 72; president, Western Video Industries, Inc., 1968 - 71; and director, General Services, Western Division, Fry Consultants, Inc., in 1960 - 66. He is founder and chairman of the California Small Business Development Co. He served in the United States Marine Corps in 1953 - 57 and attained the rank of captain. Mr. Borcherdt graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1953; M.B.A., 1957). He is married, has two children, and resides in Los Angeles, Calif. He was born July 12, 1930, in Butte, Mont.

Bernard E. Smith, Jr., is a partner with the firm of Lawrence O'Donnell & Co. of New York, N.Y. Previously he was a partner with the firm Lasker, Stone and Stern in 1967 - 78 and a partner with LaMorte Maloney & Co. in 1950 - 67. He served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve as assistant navigator and aide to executive officer, U.S.S. Midway. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy (B.S., E.E., 1946). He is married, has 11 children, and resides in New York, N.Y. He was born December 20, 1924, in New York City.

Appointment of Two Members of the Board of Visitors of the United States Air Force Academy

December 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board of Visitors, United States Air Force Academy:

Terrence O'Donnell is an attorney with the firm of Williams & Connolly, Washington, D.C. He was staff assistant and later Special Assistant to the President in 1972 - 77 and was a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force in 1966 - 72. He was a legal officer, Office of the Judge Advocate General, in 1971 - 72. He was a counter-intelligence officer in South Vietnam in 1969 - 70 and assigned to Headquarters, USAF, Washington, D.C., in 1966 - 69. He attained the rank of captain. Mr. O'Donnell graduated from the United States Air Force Academy (B.S., 1966) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1971). He is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, Md. He was born March 3, 1944, in New York, N.Y.

Henry B. Sayler is chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. He was a member of the Florida State Senate in 1966 - 78 and is director of the Community Bank of Pinellas. He served in the United States Air Force in 1943 - 55 as a fighter pilot in the 8th Air Force. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 7 Clusters. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (B.S., 1943). He is married, has four children, and resides in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was born January 16, 1921, in Savannah, Ga.

Nomination of Walter Leon Cutler To Be United States Ambassador to Tunisia

December 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Walter Leon Cutler, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia. He would succeed Stephen Warren Bosworth.

Mr. Cutler served in the United States Army in 1954 - 56, prior to entering the Foreign Service. He was consular officer in Yaounde in 1957 - 59. In the Department, he was foreign affairs officer in the Executive Secretariat (1959 - 61) and Staff Assistant to the Secretary of State (1961 - 62). He was political officer in Algiers (1962 - 65), principal officer in Tabriz (1965 - 67), political officer in Seoul (1967 - 69), and in Saigon (1969 - 71). In 1971 - 73 he was international relations officer in the Department. He attended the Senior Seminar at the Foreign Service Institute in 1973 - 74. He was country director of Central African Affairs in the Department in 1974 - 75 and served as Ambassador to the Republic of Zaire in 1975 - 79. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations in 1979 - 81.

Mr. Cutler graduated from Wesleyan University (B.A., 1953) and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1954). He is married, has three children, and resides in Chevy Chase, Md. He was born November 25, 1931, in Boston, Mass.

Nomination of Maurice H. Stans To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

December 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Maurice H. Stans to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. He would succeed William M. Landau.

Mr. Stans served for 10 years under two Presidents, 6 of those years in Cabinet-level positions. He became Secretary of Commerce on January 22, 1969, and held that post until February 1972. Mr. Stans is currently a business consultant in Los Angeles, Calif.

Previously he was president of Gore Forgan Staats, Inc., investment bankers, New York, in 1961 and 1962. He served as Vice Chairman and a Director of the Bureau of the Budget under President Eisenhower in 1958 - 61 and had been Deputy Director for 6 months.

For 2 years before the budget bureau post, Mr. Stans had been Deputy Postmaster General. In 1953 he served on a task force which assisted the House Appropriations Committee in reviewing the Federal budget for fiscal year 1954. Prior to 1955 he was executive partner in the national accounting firm of Alexander Grant & Co.

He attended Northwestern University and Columbia University. Mr. Stans is married, has four adopted children, and resides in Los Angeles, Calif. He was born March 22, 1908, in Shakopee, Minn.

Appointment of Two Members of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States

December 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States:

Walter Gellhorn is professor emeritus, Columbia School of Law, New York, N.Y. He has been on the staff of the Columbia University since 1933. He graduated from Amherst College (A.B., 1927), Columbia University (L.H.D., 1952; LL.B., 1931), and the University of Pennsylvania (LL.D., 1953). He is married, has two children, and resides in New York, N.Y. He was born September 18, 1906, in St. Louis, Mo.

Otis M. Smith has been associated with the General Motors Corp. since 1967. He is currently vice president and general counsel. Previously he was Justice, Supreme Court, State of Michigan, in 1961 - 66. He graduated from Catholic University (J.D., 1950). He is married, has four children, and resides in Detroit, Mich. He was born February 20, 1922, in Memphis, Tenn.