Nomination of Vice Admiral B. R. Inman To Be Deputy Director of Central Intelligence

January 24, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Vice Admiral B. R. Inman as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.

Since 1977 Admiral Inman has served as Director of the National Security Agency. From 1976 to 1977, he was Vice Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

From 1974 to 1976, Admiral Inman served as Director of the Naval Intelligence Department. He was Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence to the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1973 to 1974. From 1972 to 1973, he was executive assistant to the senior aide to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations.

Admiral Inman entered the Navy via the officer candidate school in 1952. He is a graduate of the University of Texas (B.A., 1950) and the National War College (1972).

He is married and has two children. The family currently resides at Ft. Meade, Md. Admiral Inman was born on April 4, 1931, and is a legal resident of California.

Nomination of Norman B. Ture To Be Under Secretary of the Treasury

January 24, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Norman B. Ture as Under Secretary of the Treasury.

Since 1971 Mr. Ture has been president of Norman B. Ture, Inc., where he is an economic consultant. Since 1977 he has been president of the Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation.

Mr. Ture is an adjunct scholar with the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. From 1968 of the Treasury.

Since 1973 Mr. Egger has been partner-in-charge of Price Waterhouse and Co., Office of Government Services. Previously he served as partner-in-charge of the Tax Department from 1956 to 1973. Since joining Price Waterhouse and Co. in 1956, he has been engaged directly in the firm's tax practice as a specialist. He assumed responsibility for the firm's tax practice in Washington, D.C., from the beginning and continued in that role until 1973 when he assumed responsibility for the newly organized Office of Government Services.

He recently served as one of seven private sector members appointed to the Commission on Administrative Review of the U.S. House of Representatives. After months of study and analysis, the Commission submitted to the House of Representatives 42 proposed changes in rules or procedures dealing with such issues as accounting and management functions, committee reform, and congressional travel.

Mr. Egger is a member of the American Institute of CPA's and a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He is a member of the District of Columbia and American Bar Associations.

He is a graduate of Indiana University (B.S., 1942) and George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1950). Born in Jackson, Miss., on September 19, 1920, Mr. Egger resides in Washington, D.C.

 

Nomination of Robert W. Blanchette To Be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration

January 24, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Robert W. Blanchette as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation.

Since 1976 Mr. Blanchette has been managing partner with the law firm of Alston, Miller and Gaines of Washington, D.C. Previously he served as a trustee of the Penn Central Transportation Co. and chairman of the board of trustees and chief executive officer from 1974 to 1978; from 1970 to 1976, he was counsel for trustees. He was attorney general in New England in 1969.

From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Blanchette was executive director of America's Sound Transportation Review Organization. He was general counsel to the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroads from 1963 to 1968. From 1957 to 1962, he was a partner of the law firm of Adams, Blanchette and Evans in New Haven, Conn.

Mr. Blanchette was an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1960. He is a graduate of Yale Law School (LL.B., 1957) and is a member of the American and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

Mr. Blanchette was born in New Haven, Conn., on July 7, 1932. He is married and has two children. The family resides in Bethesda, Md.

Nomination of Robert W. Blanchette To Be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration

January 24, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Robert W. Blanchette as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation.

Since 1976 Mr. Blanchette has been managing partner with the law firm of Alston, Miller and Gaines of Washington, D.C. Previously he served as a trustee of the Penn Central Transportation Co. and chairman of the board of trustees and chief executive officer from 1974 to 1978; from 1970 to 1976, he was counsel for trustees. He was attorney general in New England in 1969.

From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Blanchette was executive director of America's Sound Transportation Review Organization. He was general counsel to the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroads from 1963 to 1968. From 1957 to 1962, he was a partner of the law firm of Adams, Blanchette and Evans in New Haven, Conn.

Mr. Blanchette was an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1960. He is a graduate of Yale Law School (LL.B., 1957) and is a member of the American and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

Mr. Blanchette was born in New Haven, Conn., on July 7, 1932. He is married and has two children. The family resides in Bethesda, Md.

 

Nomination of John M. Fowler To Be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation

January 24, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate John M. Fowler as General Counsel to the Department of Transportation.

Mr. Fowler is a lawyer who since 1979 has been vice president and chief financial officer of the Reading Co. in Philadelphia, Pa. He was responsible for the financial assets and reorganization of the railroad. Earlier he was the associate counsel for the company.

From 1974 to 1979, Mr. Fowler worked as a corporate lawyer for the White and Williams law firm in Philadelphia after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1974. He also has an economics degree from Yale University (1971).

Mr. Fowler is maried and has one child, and the family resides in Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Fowler was born on April 12, 1949.