Nominations & Appointments, February 11, 1981

Nomination of Carol E. Dinkins To Be an Assistant Attorney General

February 11, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Carol E. Dinkins to be an Assistant Attorney General (Land and Resources Division), Department of Justice.

Mrs. Dinkins is currently a partner with the firm of Vinson & Elkins of Houston, Tex. She was chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Coastal Zone Management and chief negotiator for the Governor with the Federal Task Office of Coastal Zone Management in Texas in 1979. Mrs. Dinkins was chairman of the Governor's Flood Control Action Group in 1980.

Mrs. Dinkins was adjunct assistant professor of law at Bates College of Law, University of Houston, in 1972 - 73. In 1971 - 73 she was principal associate, Texas Law Institute of Coastal & Marine Resources, Bates College of Law, University of Houston.

She was graduated from the University of Texas (B.S., 1968) and the University of Houston (J.D., 1971). Mrs. Dinkins is a member of the Texas and American Bar Associations. She is married to O. Theodore Dinkins, and they have two children. Mrs. Dinkins is a native of Corpus Christi, Tex., and was born on November 9, 1945.

Nomination of William Gene Lesher To Be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture

February 11, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate William Gene Lesher to be Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Economics. Mr. Lesher has been serving in the position of Director of Economics, Policy Analysis and Budget, Department of Agriculture.

From August 1980 to January 1981, Mr. Lesher served as chief economist for the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. He had served as an economist for the committee since 1978.

In 1977 - 78 he was agricultural legislative assistant to Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.). In 1976 - 77 Mr. Lesher was acting assistant professor with the Department of Agricultural Economics at Cornell University. He had been with Cornell University since 1972.

Mr. Lesher was graduated from Purdue University in 1968. He received his M.S. from Oregon State University in 1970 and his Ph. D. from Cornell University in 1977.

He is the author of several publications on land use and agriculture. Mr. Lesher is married and has two children. He lives with his family in Burke, Va. Mr. Lesher is 34 years old.

Nomination of Albert Angrisani To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

February 11, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Albert Angrisani to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor (Employment and Training).

Since August 1978 Mr. Angrisani has served as vice president of the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. Previously he served as assistant vice president of the bank from August 1977 to July 1978, investments and product manager from May 1974 to July 1977, and investment assistant from August 1972 to April 1974.

He was graduated from Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1971), Fairleigh Dickinson University (M.B.A., 1974), and New York University (A.P.C., 1978). He was councilman and council president, Borough of Bernardsville, N.J., and a member of the Conrail Northeast United States Railroad Mass Transportation Revitalization Committee.

Mr. Angrisani is married to the former Caroline Purnell and resides in New Jersey. He was born on August 26, 1949.

Nomination of T. Timothy Ryan, Jr., To Be Solicitor of the Department of Labor

February 11, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate T. Timothy Ryan, Jr., to be Solicitor of the Department of Labor.

Since 1978 Mr. Ryan has worked exclusively in the labor and employment relations area with the firm of Pierson, Ball & Dowd, Washington, D.C. In 1971-78 he was with Loomis, Owen, Fellman & Coleman. In 1975 - 76 Mr. Ryan was deputy general counsel to the President Ford Committee. He was with Venable, Baetjer and Howard of Baltimore, Md., in 1974 - 75. In 1973 - 74 he served as an attorney to the National Labor Relations Board.

He was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the board of visitors of George Mason University. He was graduated from Villanova University (B.A., 1967) and the American University School of Law (J.D., 1973). He is a member of the District of Columbia and American Bar Associations.

Nomination of Philip D. Winn To Be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

February 11, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Philip D. Winn to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Housing). He will also serve as Federal Housing Commissioner.

Since 1976 Mr. Winn has served as chairman of the board of Philip D. Winn and Associates, a real estate development and property acquisition firm. He has also served as chairman of the board of Winn/Olson Marketing Group, a marketing and research and financial consulting firm which primarily dealt with residential real estate. In 1964 - 76 Mr. Winn was sales manager of Witkin Homes.

He is a former member of the board of directors of the Colorado Homeowner's Warranty Council, former board member of the Colorado Association for Housing and Building, former member of the board of directors, Homebuilders of Metropolitan Denver. He was president of that organization in 1975 and was elected ``Man of the Year'' in 1971.

Mr. Winn was elected chairman of the Colorado Republican Party in 1979. He is married and has two children. He was born on February 1, 1925, in New Britain, Conn.

Nomination of John B. Crowell, Jr., To Be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture

February 11, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate John B. Crowell, Jr., to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture (Natural Resources and Environment).

Since 1972 Mr. Crowell has served as general counsel to the Louisiana-Pacific Corp. of Portland, Oreg. He was an attorney for the Georgia-Pacific Corp. in 1959 - 72. In 1957 - 59 Mr. Crowell served as law clerk to Judge Gerald McLaughlin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Mr. Crowell was graduated from Dartmouth College (1952) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1957). He is a member of the New Jersey, Oregon, and American Bar Associations. He is a member of the National Forest Products Association, the Western Timber Association, and the Public Timber Purchasers Group of Portland.

Mr. Crowell is married to the former Margaret McCue and has three children. He resides with his family in Lake Oswego, Oreg. Mr. Crowell was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on March 18, 1930.

Nomination of Thorne G. Auchter To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

February 11,1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Thorne G. Auchter to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor (Occupational Safety and Health).

Since 1975 Mr. Auchter has served as executive vice president of the Auchter Co. of Jacksonville, Fla. In 1968 - 75 he was jobsite construction supervisor. His responsibilities included corporate labor relations with 7 main crafts and 10 subcontractor crafts. In April-May 1975 Mr. Auchter was legislative coordinater, Senate Rules Committee, Tallahassee, Fla.

Mr. Auchter was graduated from Jacksonville University (B.A.,1968). He is a member of the board of directors of the Associated General Contractors and vice chairman, City of Jacksonville Economic Development Council. Mr. Auchter was born in Jacksonville, Fla., on March 6, 1945.

Nomination of James L. Malone To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

February 11, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate James L. Malone to be an Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.

Since 1978 Mr. Malone has practiced law with the Washington law firm of Doub and Muntzing, Chartered. The practice of the firm was principally devoted to energy law and international business and economic matters. Previously he was Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament (CCD) in 1976 - 77. In 1971 - 73 Mr. Malone served as Assistant General Counsel to the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and from 1973 to 1976 served as General Counsel. He served as senior principal trial attorney for the Federal Maritime Commission in 1970 - 71.

He was a visiting professor of law, School of Law, University of Texas, in 1969; dean and professor of law, College of Law, Wilamette University in 1967 - 68; assistant dean and lecturer-in-law, School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles, in 1961 - 67. He was graduated from Pomona College (B.A., 1953), Stanford Law School (J.D., 1959).

Mr. Malone served as instructor, the Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga., with the rank of first lieutenant in the U.S. Army from May 1954 to March 1956. He is a member of the District of Columbia, California, and American Bar Associations. He has authored various books and articles.

Mr. Malone is married and has three children and resides with his family in McLean, Va. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on December 22, 1931.

Nomination of Daniel J. Terra To Be United States Ambassador at Large for Cultural Affairs

February 11, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Daniel J. Terra to be Ambassador at Large for Cultural Affairs, Department of State. Mr. Terra is founder and chairman and chief executive officer of Lawter Chemicals, Inc., Northbrook, Ill.

Mr. Terra will report to the Secretary of State and will represent the President at major national and international cultural events having significant American participation. He will act as adviser for the cultural programing fuctions of the U.S. International Communication Agency (ICA) and will serve as a liaison point between the State Department and ICA to plan cultural events abroad and to ensure harmonization with foreign policy objectives and priorities. Mr. Terra will make recommendations to the President and the Secretary of State regarding broad cultural cultural policies and activities of the U.S. Goverment. He will provide guidance to the Art-in-Embassy program to ensure that American art displayed in Ambassadorial residences abroad is representative of our national cultural heritage and in concert with the President's goals and international policies of the Department of State. As the President's representative, Mr. Terra will act as adviser and coordinator of existing government cultural agencies and departments.

Mr. Terra serves on many cultural and civic committees. He was actively involved in the Reagan-Bush campaign.

He was graduated from Penn State University (B.S., 1931) and MacMurray College (J.D., 1973).

Mr. Terra is married and resides in Kenilworth, Ill. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 8, 1911.

Appointment of William A. Wilson as the Personal Representative of the President to the Holy See

February 11, 1981

The President announced today the appointment of William A. Wilson to be his Personal Representative to the Holy See. In this capacity, Mr. Wilson will visit the Vatican from time to time to exchange views with His Holiness Pope John Paul II and other Vatican officials on international and humanitarian subjects of interest and concern to the Holy See and the United States Government.

Born in Los Angeles, Calif., Mr. Wilson attended Stanford University and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps as a captain.

A registered mechanical and metallurgical engineer in California, Mr. Wilson was the president of Web Wilson Oil Tools, Inc., until 1960. He is also active in real estate development and has cattle interests in the United States and Mexico.

Among his civic activities, Mr. Wilson is a member of the board of trustees of St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., serving on various committees. He is a member of the board of regents of the University of California and serves on the university's investment, finance, audit, and other committees. He also served as a member of the California Post Secondary Education Committee and the Commission of the Californias, an organization for the promotion of better understanding between California and Baja California. He is a member of the board of directors of the Earle M. Jorgensen Co.

Mr. Wilson is married to the former Elizabeth Johnson, and they have two children and six grandchildren.

Nomination of Leonore Annenberg To Have the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Chief of Protocol for the White House

February 11, 1981

The President announced today that Leonore Annenberg will serve as Chief of Protocol for the White House and will be nominated to have the rank of Ambassador while so serving.

Mrs. Annenberg is a trustee of the Annenberg School of Communications, a graduate school with extensions at the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Annenberg has been active in the arts for many years. She serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, board of directors of the Philadelphia Orchestra, board of trustees of the of the Academy of Music, and is a trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Mrs. Annenberg is a member of the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, the White House Preservation Fund, and former president of the Palm Springs Desert Museum.

She is an honorary trustee of the Performing Arts Council of the Music Center of Los Angeles County and is a director of the Metropolitan Opera Associates.

Mrs. Annenberg was graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1940).

Mrs. Annenberg is married to Walter H. Annenberg and resides in Wynnewood, Pa. She was born in New York City on February 20, 1918.