Appointments & Nominations, March 20, 1981

Appointment of John F. W. Rogers as Special Assistant to the President for Administration and Director of the Office of Administration

March 20, 1981

The President today announced the appointment of John F. W. Rogers to be Special Assistant to the President for Administration and Director of the Office of Administration. Mr. Rogers was most recently Special Assistant for Management and Acting Director of the Office of Administration.

In his new position, Mr. Rogers will be responsible for the day-to-day administrative operation of the White House, including finance, facilities, personnel information management, correspondence, and central records. He will also supervise the operations of the White House Visitors Office.

In addition to his White House responsibilities, Mr. Rogers will be Director of the Office of Administration, a separate agency of the Executive Office of the President. In this position, he will be responsible for providing common administrative support to the entire Executive Office of the President, including such functions as library support, personnel, and financial and management information systems. He will act as liaison with the General Services Administration for the White House and the Executive Office of the President.

During the transition period, Mr. Rogers was executive assistant to the director on the White House transition team and was responsible for the administrative side of the White House.

Before joining the White House transition team, Mr. Rogers was executive assistant to the president for administration at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He joined AEI in 1977 to help launch a new periodical, Public Opinion. He served on the editorial staff until he moved into the administrative ranks of the Institute. In 1974 he joined the White House staff as a researcher and later became an assistant to the Director of the Office of White House Communications, a post he held until January 1977.

Mr. Rogers is a graduate of George Washington University and recipient of the Trautman Scholarship. He was born in Seneca Falls, N.Y., on April 15, 1956.

Nomination of Sherman E. Unger To Be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce

March 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Sherman E. Unger to be General Counsel, Department of Commerce.

Since 1972 Mr. Unger has practiced law in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., specializing in complex commercial litigation and corporate finance. In 1971 - 72 he was vice president of American Financial Corp., a Cincinnati-based diversified financial holding company. In 1969 - 70 Mr. Unger was General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development. In addition, he was General Counsel, Government National Mortgage Association; a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States; a member of the Office of Economic Opportunity National Advisory Committee for the Legal Services Program; and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association from 1969 to 1971. In 1971 he was appointed by the President as a member of the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity for a term of 3 years.

Prior to his appointment as General Counsel of HUD, Mr. Unger was in 1956 - 69 an associate, then partner, in the Cincinnati law firm of Frost & Jacobs, with a corporate practice emphasizing antitrust, finance, and trial.

Mr. Unger served in the U.S. Army in 1946 and 1947 and the U.S. Air Force as a judge advocate from 1953 to 1956. He was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (A.B., 1950) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1953).

Mr. Unger is married and has four children. He resides with his family in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on October 9, 1927.

Nomination of Francis J. West To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

March 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Francis J. West to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs).

Since 1977 Mr. West has served as consultant to the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations. He is Dean of Advanced Research, The Naval War College. He was visiting professor of international politics at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, and made regular lecture appearances at the Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies. In 1974 - 75 he was assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense. Mr. West was professor of management, The Naval War College in 1973 - 74. In 1971 - 72 he was Director, Program Planning, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis. Mr. West served as an analyst with the Rand Corp. in 1968 - 70.

Mr. West served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1962 - 67. He was graduated from Georgetown University (B.A., 1961) and Princeton University (M.A., 1967).

Mr. West is married and has four children. He resides with his family in Newport, R.I., and was born in Boston, Mass., on May 2, 1940.

Nomination of Rosslee Green Douglas To Be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact

March 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Rosslee Green Douglas to be Director, Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy.

Since 1978 Mrs. Douglas has been commissioner, South Carolina Industrial Commission. In 1973 - 78 she was administrator/supervisor, Franklin C. Fetter Family Health Center, Charleston, S.C. Mrs. Douglas was director of outreach of the Center in 1969 - 73. In 1968 she was an assistant teacher, reading laboratory for slow learners, Corey Elementary School, Greensboro, Ga. Previously, from 1952 to 1968, she served in various nursing capacities including serving as a consultant to health care groups.

Mrs. Douglas was graduated from Dillard University, New Orleans, La. (1948); New York University (1967); and the Medical University of South Carolina (1972).

Mrs. Douglas has two children. She resides in Mount Pleasant, S.C., and was born in Florence County, S.C., on August 12, 1928.

Nomination of Joseph J. Tribble To Be an Assistant Secretary of Energy

March 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Joseph J. Tribble to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Conservation and Renewable Energy).

Since 1946 Mr. Tribble has been engineer and supervisor of the Union Camp Corp. in Savannah, Ga. He has held positions as assistant powerplant superintendent and powerplant superintendent. In 1942 - 43 he was with the Bethlehem Steel Co.

Mr. Tribble has been involved in civic and political activities, including having served as chairman of the Savannah Junior Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Committee; elected State senator in Georgia in 1963; chairman of the Republican Party of Georgia in 1964 - 65; and chairman of the Reagan for President campaign in the First Congressional District of Georgia in 1980. He has served as a delegate to the 1964, 1968, 1976, and 1980 Republican National Conventions.

He was graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S., 1942). Mr. Tribble is married and has four children. He resides with his family in Savannah, Ga. He was born in Forsyth, Ga., on August 30, 1920.

Nomination of Stephen J. Bollinger To Be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

March 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen J. Bollinger to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Community Planning and Development).

Since 1977 Mr. Bollinger has served as executive director of the Columbus, Ohio, Metropolitan Housing Authority. In 1976 - 77 he was vice president of Laws Insurance Co. of Cincinnati. Mr. Bollinger was president of WNOP Radio in Newport, Ky., in 1975 - 76. In 1973 - 75 he was vice president of the Caral Corp. Mr. Bollinger was legislative assistant to Representative Gene Snyder (R-Ky.) in 1970 - 71.

Mr. Bollinger is affiliated with the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Association. He serves on the National Presidents Committee; the Large Housing Authorities Working Group; the North Central Regional Council; and the National Housing Committee. He was vice president and cofounder of the Public Housing Authorities Director Association and was a member of the Housing Task Force of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. He was a candidate for the Cincinnati city council in 1975 and in 1977.

Mr. Bollinger was graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1970). He is married and has two children. He resides with his family in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Bollinger was born in Louisville, Ky., on April 11, 1948.

Nomination of Gerald J. Mossinghoff To Be Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks

March 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Gerald J. Mossinghoff to be Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, Department of Commerce.

Since 1976 Mr. Mossinghoff has been Deputy General Counsel, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He was Assistant General Counsel for General Law in 1974 - 76; Deputy Assistant Administrator for Legislative Affairs in 1971 - 74; and Director of Congressional Liaison in 1967 - 71. Mr. Mossinghoff was Director, Office of Legislative Planning, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 1965 - 67. He was patent attorney with that office in 1963 - 65 and first joined the Patent Office in 1957. Mr. Mossinghoff was a patent attorney in private practice in 1961 - 63. In 1954 - 57 he was assistant project engineer with Sachs Electric Corp., St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. Mossinghoff was graduated from St. Louis University (B.S., 1957) and George Washington University (J.D., 1961). Mr. Mossinghoff is married and has three children. He resides with his family in Fairfax Station, Va. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., on September 30, 1935.

Nomination of Donald Alan Derman To Be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation

March 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald Allan Derman to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation (Budget and Programs).

Since 1976 Mr. Derman has served as Deputy Associate Director, Human Resources, Office of Management and Budget. In 1973 - 76 he was Deputy Associate Director, Community and Veterans Affairs, and in 1972 - 73 he was Deputy Chief, Human Resources Division. Mr. Derman was Deputy Chief, Economics, Science, and Tecnology Division, Bureau of the Budget, in 1970 - 72. In 1969 - 70 he was Assistant Division Director, Space Programs; and budget examiner in the Bureau in 1968 - 69.

Mr. Derman served as senior program analyst in the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1965 - 68. He was with the Atomic Energy Commission in 1960 - 65.

Mr. Derman was graduated from the University of Connecticut (B.A., 1959; M.A., 1960). He served in the U.S. Air Force in 1952 - 56.

Mr. Derman is married and has one child. He resides with his family in Washington, D.C. He was born in Fairfield, Conn., on May 27, 1933.

Appointment of Herbert E. Ellingwood as Deputy Counsel to the President

March 20, 1981

The President today announced the appointment of Herbert E. Ellingwood as Deputy Counsel to the President.

Mr. Ellingwood is a partner with the firm of Caldwell and Toms of Sacramento, Calif. During the period 1960 to 1966, he was deputy assistant attorney for Alameda County, Calif., and from 1966 to 1969 was legislative advocate for law and legislative committees, District Attorneys' and Peace Officers' Associations. Mr. Ellingwood was the legal affairs secretary to then-Governor Ronald Reagan from 1969 to 1974 and served as special assistant to the attorney general, State of California, from 1975 to 1979. From 1953 to 1956, he served in the United States Army, being discharged as first lieutenant.

Mr. Ellingwood was graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1953) and Stanford University Law School (LL.B., 1960). Mr. Ellingwood has been active in numerous civic, religious, and professional organizations at the Federal, State, and local levels.

Mr. Ellingwood is married to the former Audrey Kesler, and they have two children. He resides with his family in Sacramento, Calif. Mr. Ellingwood was born in Ordway, Colo., on March 5, 1931.

Appointment of Richard A. Hauser as Deputy Counsel to the President

March 20, 1981

The President today announced the appointment of Richard A. Hauser as Deputy Counsel to the President.

Mr. Hauser formerly served in the Office of the Counsel to the President during the period 1973 to 1974. From 1968 to 1970, he served as law clerk to the chief judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and from 1970 to 1971, as an assistant United States attorney in the same district. Mr. Hauser served as attorney-adviser to the Deputy Attorney General and later as the Associate Director of the Office of Justice Policy and Planning. Since 1975 Mr. Hauser has been in the private practice of law, most recently with the firm of Brodsky and Hauser P.C.

A native of Litchfield, Ill., Mr. Hauser is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton, 1965) and the University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1964).

Mr. Hauser, 38, is a member of the D.C., Virginia, and Florida Bars and is active on committees of both the American and Federal Bar Associations. He currently resides in Alexandria, Va., with his wife, the former Karen Rollow Allen of Washington, D.C.

Nomination of David R. MacDonald To Be a Deputy United States Trade Representative

March 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate David R. MacDonald to be Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador.

Since 1977 Mr. MacDonald has served on the board of directors of the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry. He has served since 1978 as a member of the board of directors of the Chicago Crime Commission, and in 1980 he was a member of the executive committee of the World Trade Conference. Since 1979 he has been a member of the Policy Board, Economic Affairs Council, and cochairman, tax subcommittee, Republican National Committee. In 1974 - 76 Mr. MacDonald was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, specializing in international trade statutes. He was Under Secretary of the Navy in 1976 - 77.

Mr. MacDonald was a partner with the firm of Baker & McKenzie beginning in 1962. He was a partner with Kirkland & Ellis in 1957 - 62.

Mr. MacDonald was graduated from Cornell University (B.S., 1952) and Michigan Law School (J.D., 1955). Mr. MacDonald is married and has five children. He resides with his family in Winnetka, Ill. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on November 1, 1930.

Nomination of Michael B. Smith To Be a Deputy United States Trade Representative

March 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael B. Smith to be Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador. Mr. Smith is currently serving in that position.

In 1975 - 79 Mr. Smith was Chief Textile Negotiator with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. In 1973 - 75 he served in the Textiles and Fibers Division of the State Department. He was Chief of the White House Correspondence Section in 1971 - 73. Mr. Smith was a principal officer in the Office of the American Consulate General in Lyon, France. He was deputy principal officer with the American Consulate General in Strasbourg, France, in 1967 - 68. Mr. Smith has served in American Embassies in N'Djamema, Chad, and Tehran, Iran.

Mr. Smith was graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1958). He is married and has two children. Mr. Smith was born on June 16, 1936.