Nominations & Appointments, February 12, 1981

Nomination of Lionel H. Olmer To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce

February 12, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lionel H. Olmer to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.

For the past 4 years Mr. Olmer has developed and implemented international trade strategies for Motorola, Inc., Washington, D.C. Previous to joining Motorola, Mr. Olmer served for nearly 5 years on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, established by President Eisenhower in 1956. He was a member of the board of directors of the International Rescue Committee and chairman of the executive committee's Washington advisory group.

Mr. Olmer has served in Governor James Thompson's Washington Volunteer Policy Group and has provided policy support during the transition period.

He was graduated from the University of Connecticut (1956) and American University Law School (1963). He is a member of the Connecticut and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

Mr. Olmer was a commander in the U.S. Navy and served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the late 1960's.

Mr. Olmer is married to the former Judith Sayler, and they have two children. He resides with his family in Rockville, Md. He was born in New Haven, Conn., on November 11, 1934.

Nomination of John E. Chapoton To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

February 12, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate John E. Chapoton to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Tax Policy).

Since 1972 Mr. Chapoton has been a partner with the firm of Vinson & Elkins of Houston, Tex. In 1969 he served as associate tax legislative counsel to the Department of the Treasury and in 1970 served as deputy legislative counsel. In 1970 - 72 Mr. Chapoton was tax legislative counsel. Previously, from 1961 to 1969, Mr. Chapoton practiced law in Houston, Tex., specializing in Federal tax matters.

In 1960 - 61 Mr. Chapoton served in the U.S. Army as second lieutenant. He was graduated from the University of Texas (B.A., 1958) and the University of Texas School of Law (LL.B., 1960). He is a member of the Texas and American Bar Associations. In 1972 he received the U.S. Treasury Department Exceptional Service Award.

Mr. Chapoton was born in Galveston, Tex., on May 18, 1936. He resides in Houston, Tex.

Nomination of Angela M. Buchanan To Be Treasurer of the United States

February 12, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Angela M. Buchanan to be Treasurer of the United States.

Recently Miss Buchanan served as national treasurer of the Reagan for President primary campaign and the Reagan-Bush general election campaign. In 1977 - 79 she was controller of Citizens for the Republic, a political action committee in Santa Monica, Calif. From January 1977 to April 1977, she was an accountant with H. M. Buchanan and Co. From January 1976 to December 1976, she was an accountant with Citizens for Reagan. In 1974 - 75 Miss Buchanan was an accountant with Bamfield and Co. Public Accountants in Sydney, Australia. She was a teacher of mathematics at Georgetown Visitation High School in 1973 - 74.

Miss Buchanan was graduated from Rosemont College, Philadelphia, Pa. (B.A., mathematics), and McGill University, Montreal, Canada (M.S., mathematics).

Miss Buchanan was born on December 20, 1948, and resides in Arlington, Va.

Nomination of R. Tenney Johnson To Be General Counsel of the Department of Energy

February 12, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate R. Tenney Johnson to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy.

Since 1978 Mr. Johnson has been a partner with the firm of Sullivan & Beauregard of Washington, D.C. In 1976 - 77 he was a member of the Civil Aeronautics Board. He was General Counsel of the Energy Research and Development Administration in 1975 - 76 and General Counsel of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1973 - 75. In 1970 - 73 Mr. Johnson was General Counsel to the Civil Aeronautics Board. Mr. Johnson served as Deputy General Counsel to the Department of Transportation in 1967 - 70 and the Department of the Army in 1963 - 67. He was an attorney with the Office of the General Counsel, Department of Defense, in 1959 - 63.

In 1977 he was Chairman of the Organizational Integration Working Group, Department of Energy Activation Task Force. He was U.S. Cochairman, U.S./U.S.S.R. Joint Working Group on Intellectual Property, U.S./U.S.S.R. Agreements for Cooperation in 1975 - 79.

Mr. Johnson is a member of the District of Columbia and American Bar Associations. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Energy Research and Development Admnistration in 1976. He was graduated from the University of Rochester (A.B., 1951) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1958). He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in 1951 - 54.

Mr. Johnson is married and has three children. He resides with his family in Bethesda, Md. He was born in Evanston, Ill., on March 24, 1930.

Appointment of T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., as Staff Assistant to the President and Assistant Director of the Office of Cabinet Administration

February 12, 1981

The President announced today the appointment of T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., as Assistant Director, Office of Cabinet Administration, and Staff Assistant to the President.

During the transition, Mr. Cribb took a leave of absence from the firm of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer and Wood to serve as deputy director of the legal and administrative agencies group, office of executive branch management.

Mr. Cribb also served in the Presidential campaign as deputy to the chief counsel of the Reagan-Bush Committee.

From 1971 to 1977, he was national director of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, with main offices in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He has also served as a consultant to the Heritage Foundation.

Mr. Cribb is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He has recently been named a trustee of the Philadelphia Society. Mr. Cribb is a native of Spartanburg, S.C., and presently resides in Alexandria, Va. He is 32 years old.