Nominations, April 1, 1981

Nomination of Lawrence J. Korb To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

April 1, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lawrence J. Korb to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics).

Mr. Korb is director of defense policy studies of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. In 1975 - 80 he was professor of management, U.S. Naval War College. Mr. Korb was associate professor of government, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, in 1971 - 75. He has been adjunct scholar for Federal budget analysis with the American Enterprise Institute since 1972 and consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense since 1975. He was an adviser to the Reagan-Bush committee in 1980 and served as a member of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency transition team.

Mr. Korb was graduated from Athenaeum of Ohio (B.A., 1961); St. John's University (M.A., 1962); and State University of New York at Albany (Ph. D., 1969). He was in the U.S. Navy in 1962 - 66. He is currently a commander in the Naval Air Reserve.

Mr. Korb resides in Reston, Va., and was born in New York City on July 9, 1939.

Nomination of William R. Gianelli To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Army

April 1, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate William R. Gianelli to be Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works).

Since 1973 Mr. Gianelli has been a consulting civil engineer in California. He has served as chairman, Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, in 1978 - 80 and California director of the National Water Resources Association in 1967 - 73. In 1973 - 76 he was appointed by the President as a member of the National Commission on Water Quality.

In 1960 - 67 Mr. Gianelli was senior partner, Gianelli and Murray, consulting engineers. In 1959 - 60 he was district engineer, southern district, California State Department of Water Resources. Mr. Gianelli was staff engineer and special assistant to the director of the California State Department of Water Resources in 1956 - 59.

In 1941 - 45 he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was graduated from the University of California (B.S., 1941). He received the Distinguished Service Award of the California Council of Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors in 1972 and received the Citizen Award from the Department of the Interior in 1975 in recognition of outstanding leadership in the effective development of the nation's water resources.

Mr. Gianelli is married and has two children. He resides with his family in Monterey, Calif. Mr. Gianelli was born in Stockton, Calif., on February 19, 1919.

Nomination of Shelby Templeton Brewer To Be an Assistant Secretary of Energy

April 1, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Shelby Templeton Brewer to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy).

Since 1977 Mr. Brewer has served as Director of the Office of Program Planning and Evaluation and Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy. In 1975 - 77 he was Chief, Program Planning and Assessment, Division of Reactor Development and Demonstration, Energy Research and Development Agency, Atomic Energy Commission (ERDA/AEC). Mr. Brewer was special technical assistant to the Director (ERDA/AEC) in 1971 - 75. In 1968 - 71 he was a consultant on nuclear reactor engineering. Mr. Brewer has served on various committees on nuclear energy including serving as Chairman, Task Force on Light Water Reactor Technology, Department of Energy.

Mr. Brewer was graduated from Columbia University (B.A., 1960) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S., 1966, Ph. D., 1970). He has authored many articles on nuclear energy.

Mr. Brewer is married and has two children. He resides with his family in Gaithersburg, Md. Mr. Brewer was born in Little Rock, Ark., on February 19, 1937.

Nomination of Warren T. Lindquist To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the New Community Development Corporation, and Designation as General Manager

April 1, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Warren T. Lindquist to be a member of the Board of Directors of the New Community Development Corporation, Department of Housing and Urban Development. Upon appointment by the President, he will automatically become General Manager of the Corporation and serve as Chief Executive Officer under the Board's general direction.

Mr. Lindquist is currently chairman and director of SCETAM, Inc., a management consulting firm concerned with regional economic development. He is also a general partner in Q-L Partners, a New York real estate investment and management firm.

From 1951 until he founded SCETAM in 1977, Mr. Lindquist was a senior associate with David Rockefeller. He originated and supervised Mr. Rockefeller's interest in such commerical investment ventures as L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C.; Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, Calif.; and Interstate North in northwest Atlanta, Ga. In addition, Mr. Lindquist was executive director or chief executive officer of such organizations as the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association in New York City and the New York City Community Preservation Corp.

Mr. Lindquist served as a member of the Technical Subcommittee on Housing of the White House Conference on the Aging and of the Panel on Government and the Management of Growth of the White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development. He was a member of the National Public Advisory Committee on Regional Economic Development and chaired its finance subcommittee.

Mr. Lindquist was graduated from Lafayette College (B.A., 1940) and did graduate study in finance and investment at New York University.

Mr. Lindquist resides in New York City and Seal Harbor, Maine. He was born in New York City on June 18, 1919.

Nomination of Fred Joseph Villella To Be Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

April 1, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Fred Joseph Villella to be Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Since 1978 Mr. Villella has been chief, academic division, California Specialized Training Institute; chief, administrative division; and chief of staff, Emergency Management Institute. He has been a member of the faculty of the California Specialized Training Institute since 1976.

In 1974 - 76 Mr. Villella was Commander, Law Enforcement Command, Fort Carson, Colo. He served 20 years with the U.S. Military. In 1972 - 73 Mr. Villella served in Vietnam, responsible for international law enforcement, security, and investigations. He served as Battalion Commander for law enforcement and support services at Fort Dix, N.J., in 1971 - 72. In 1955 - 69 he served in various posts in the U.S. Army in Europe, Panama, Latin America, and Vietnam.

Mr. Villella was graduated from Gannon College in Erie, Pa. (B.A., 1955) and Indiana University (M.P.A., 1974).

Mr. Villella is married and has six children. He resides with his family in Pismo Beach, Calif. He was born in Punxsutawney, Pa., on June 21, 1933.

Note: Mr. Villella's nomination, which was submitted to the Senate on May 1, was withdrawn by the President on May 12.

Nomination of Kieran O'Doherty To Be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission, and Designation as Chairman

April 1, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Kieran O'Doherty to be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission for a term expiring October 16, 1986. Upon confirmation by the Senate, the President intends to designate Mr. O'Doherty Chairman.

Mr. O'Doherty has been an attorney-at-law and a member of the New York State and Federal Bar Associations since 1957. He was Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission in 1975 - 80. In 1972 - 73 Mr. O'Doherty was a Commissioner, Foreign Claims Settlement Commission. In 1971 - 72 he was consultant to the Secretary of Commerce and special assistant to the General Counsel, Department of Commerce.

Mr. O'Doherty is a cofounder and first State chairman of the Conservative Party of New York. He was a candidate for the United States Senate (1962), United States Congress (1964), and Lieutenant Governor of New York (1966).

Mr. O'Doherty was graduated from City College of New York (A.B., 1950) and Columbia Law School (LL.B., 1953). He served in the U.S. Army in 1944 - 46. He is married and resides in New York City and Arlington, Va. He was born in New York City on August 8, 1926.