Nominations, April 6, 1981

Nomination of Arthur H. Woodruff To Be United States Ambassador to the Central African Republic

April 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Arthur H. Woodruff, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Central African Republic, vice Goodwin Cooke, resigned.

Mr. Woodruff entered the Foreign Service in 1955 as consular officer in Casablanca. In 1957 - 60 he was consular officer, then political officer in Lubumbashi. In the Department, he was international relations officer, then personnel placement specialist in 1960 - 63. He was political officer in London in 1962 - 68 aand political-military officer, U.S.-NATO, Brussels, in 1968 - 73. He attended the Canadian Defense College in 1973 - 74. In the Department, he was international relations officer, the Deputy Director of the Office of Policy Planning, Public and Congressional Affairs in 1974 - 77; member of the Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service, Bureau of Personnel in 1977 - 78; and Deputy Director of the Office of Foreign Service Career Development and Assignments in the Bureau of Personnel in 1978 - 80. Since 1980 he has been assigned to the Office of the Director General of the Foreign Service. He is fluent in French.

Mr. Woodruff was born September 26, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1950) and Harvard University (M.P.A., 1960). He served in the United States Marine Corps in 1950 - 52. Mr. Woodruff is married and has four children.

Nomination of Deane R. Hinton To Be United States Ambassador to El Salvador

April 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Deane R. Hinton, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to El Salvador, vice Robert E. White, resigned.

Mr. Hinton entered the Foreign Service in 1946 as chief of political section in Damascus. From 1949 to 1951, he was principal officer in Mombasa. He attended economic studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Harvard University from 1951 to 1952. In 1955 - 58 he was Chief of the West European Branch, then Chief of Regional European Research, Bureau of Intelligence, in the Department. In 1958 - 61 he was chief of overseas development and finance section in Brussels/USEC. He attended the National War College in 1961 - 62. In the Department, he was Chief of Commodity/Programming Division in the Bureau of Economic Affairs (1962 - 63) and Director of the Office of Atlantic Political-Economic Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs (1963 - 67). In 1967 - 69 he was Director of the USAID Mission and counselor for economic affairs in Guatemala. In 1969 - 71 he was Director of the USAID mission and counselor for economic affairs in Santiago.

He served at the White House as Assistant Executive Director of the Council on International Economic Policy (1971 - 73) and Deputy Executive Director of the Council on Economic International Policy (1973 - 74).

From 1974 to 1975, Mr. Hinton was Ambassador to the Republic of Zaire. In 1975 he was senior adviser to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs. In 1975 - 79 he was United States Representative to the European Communities, with rank and status of Ambassador, Brussels. And since 1979 he has been Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs. He is fluent in French and Spanish.

Mr. Hinton, a widower, was born March 12, 1923, in Missoula, Mont. He was graduated from the University of Chicago (A.B., 1943). He served in the United States Army in 1943 - 45 as a second lieutenant.

Nomination of John A. Burroughs, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Malawi

April 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate John A. Burroughs, Jr., of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi, vice Harold Horan, resigned.

From 1959 to 1960, Mr. Burroughs was a social science teacher in the public schools of Washington, D.C. He was with the Department of State and served successively as passport examiner in 1960 - 63, Assistant Chief of Special Services Branch of the Passport Office in 1963 - 64, and administrative assistant in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs in 1964 - 66. He was employee relations specialist in 1966 - 70 and special assistant for equal opportunity to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1970 - 77. In 1977 - 80 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of State, and since 1980 has been assigned to the Office of the Director General of the Foreign Service.

Mr. Burroughs received the Superior Civilian Service Award in 1977.

He was born July 31, 1936, in Washington, D.C. He was graduated from the University of Iowa (B.A., 1959). He attended George Washington University in 1962 and Stanford University in 1974. Mr. Burroughs is married.

Nomination of Jay Fleron Morris To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development

April 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jay Fleron Morris to be Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development (External Affairs), United States International Development Cooperation Agency.

Mr. Morris is presently executive recruiter, Office of Presidential Personnel, the White House. He was deputy director of administration during the transition. In August-November 1980 he was a member of the Reagan-Bush planning task force and regional finance director of the Reagan for President Committee in 1979 - 80.

In 1979 - 80 Mr. Morris was government relations adviser with the firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease of Washington, D.C. He was Executive Director of the President's Commission on Personnel Interchange in 1976 - 78. In 1975 - 76 he was manager of Federal transportation programs of Motorola, Inc. Mr. Morris was senior administrative assistant to the county executive, Prince George's County, Md., in 1971 - 74. He was research and legislative assistant to Senator James B. Pearson (R-Kans.) in 1967 - 71.

Mr. Morris was graduated from the University of Maryland (B.S., 1963; M.S., 1965) and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Ph. D., 1967).

Mr. Morris is married, has one child, and resides in Adelphi, Md. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 21, 1941.

Nomination of John H. Rodriguez To Be a Deputy Under Secretary of Education

April 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate John H. Rodriguez to be Deputy Under Secretary for Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs, Department of Education.

In 1974 - 80 Dr. Rodriguez was Associate Commissioner for Compensatory Educational Programs, U.S. Office of Education. He was Associate Deputy Commissioner for School Systems in 1972 - 74. In 1970 - 72 Dr. Rodriguez was superintendent, Upland School District, Upland, Calif. He served previously as superintendent of Perris School District in Perris, Calif., and principal of Rialto Unified School District in Rialto, Calif.

He is an instructor and consultant to many school districts and colleges in California and has lectured on educational topics before various educational associations throughout the country.

Dr. Rodriguez was graduated from San Diego State College (B.A., 1953) and Claremont Graduate School (M.A., 1959; Ph. D., 1973). He is married, has two children, and resides with his family in McLean, Va. Dr. Rodriguez was born in San Diego, Calif., on November 28, 1926.

Nomination of Judith L. Tardy To Be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

April 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Judith L. Tardy to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Administration).

In 1979 - 80 Ms. Tardy was Director, Administrative Programs and Services, Department of Labor. She was a member of the transition team for the Export-Import Bank. In 1976 - 79 she was Director, Executive Secretariat, Department of Labor, and in 1975 - 76 she was Director for Management, Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Ms. Tardy was special assistant to the Administrator, Federal Energy Administration in 1974 - 75. In 1972 - 74 she was special assistant to the Deputy Director, Cost of Living Council. In 1971 - 72 she was personnel management specialist, Department of Labor. Ms. Tardy was personnel management specialist, Department of Transportation, in 1969 - 71. Previously she was a teacher in Fairfax County, Va., in 1968 - 69 and in Hawaii in 1967 - 68.

Ms. Tardy was graduated from the University of Hawaii (B.A., 1966). She resides in Arlington, Va., and was born in Carlisle, Pa., on February 7, 1944.

Nomination of Daniel N. Miller To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior

April 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Daniel N. Miller to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior (Energy and Minerals).

Since 1969 Mr. Miller has been State geologist and executive director of the Geological Survey of Wyoming and commissioner with the WyomingOil and Gas Conservation Commission. He has served as adjunct professor to the department of geology, University of Wyoming.

In 1963 - 69 he was professor and chairman, Department of Geology, Southern Illinois University. Mr. Miller was a geological consultant with the firm of Barlow and Haun, Inc., of Casper, Wyo., in 1961 - 63. In 1960 - 61 he was senior exploration geologist, Lion Oil Division, Monsanto Chemical Co. of Casper, Wyo. He was previously senior exploration geologist and Rocky Mountain division research coordinator, Pan American Petroleum Corp. in 1955 - 60. In 1951 - 52 Mr. Miller was intermediate geologist in petroleum exploration on the Texas gulf coast with Stanolind Oil and Gas Co.

Mr. Miller served in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1943 - 46. He was graduated from Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, Mo. (B.S., 1949) and the University of Texas (Ph. D., 1955).

He is married, has two children, and resides in Laramie, Wyo. Mr. Miller was born in St. Louis, Mo., on August 22, 1924.

Nomination of Thomas L. Lias To Be An Assistant Director of ACTION

April 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas L. Lias to be Assistant Director for Voluntary Citizen Participation of the ACTION agency.

In 1980 Mr. Lias was director, Professionals for Reagan-Bush. In 1979 he was deputy director of the George Bush for President campaign. Mr. Lias was consultant to the University of Alabama and aided in setting up its Washington office in 1977 - 78. In 1976 he was Assistant Secretary for Legislation, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He served as executive assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in 1975.

Mr. Lias was executive director of the Republican National Committee in 1973 - 74. In 1971 - 72 he was executive assistant to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. He previously served as Deputy Special Assistant to the President in 1969 - 71. He held various staff positions with the Republican Congressional Committee in 1965 - 70.

Mr. Lias was graduated from the University of Iowa (B.A., 1956). He resides in Washington, D.C., and was born in Akron, Iowa, on September 27, 1934.

Nomination of Mary Ann Weyforth Dawson To Be a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission

April 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Mary Ann Weyforth Dawson to be Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission, for a term of 7 years from July 1, 1981, vice Robert E. Lee, term expiring June 30, 1981.

Since 1973 Mrs. Dawson has served as chief of staff/administrative assistant, legislative director, and press secretary to Senator Robert Packwood (R-Oreg.). In 1973 she was legislative assistant and press secretary to Representative Richard Ichord (D-Mo.). Mrs. Dawson was legislative assistant to Representative James W. Symington (D-Mo.) in 1969 - 72.

In her position as chief of staff/administrative assistant to Senator Packwood, Mrs. Dawson has had primary responsibility for the operation of the Senator's personal staff, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, both chaired by the Senator. Commerce Committee jurisdiction included communications, including telephone, telegraph, radio, television, cable television, and satellite communications.

Mrs. Dawson was graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. (A.B., 1966). She is married and resides in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Dawson was born in St. Louis, Mo., on August 31, 1944.

Nomination of A. Alan Hill To Be a Member of the Council on Environmental Quality, and Designation as Chairman

April 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate A. Alan Hill to be a member of the Council on Environmental Quality. Upon confirmation, the President intends to designate Mr. Hill Chairman.

Since 1976 Mr. Hill has served as president of Hill Building Specialties, Inc., of San Francisco, Calif. He was division manager of the Purves Supply Co. in 1974 - 76. During the period 1969 - 74, Mr. Hill worked for the State of California in various capacities. He most recently was deputy secretary, Agriculture and Services Agency. He was previously deputy director, Department of Conservation, and assistant to the secretary, Resources Agency.

In 1965 - 69 Mr. Hill was State information officer of the Republican State Central Committee of California. He was assistant to the minority leader, California State Senate.

Mr. Hill was graduated from the College of the Pacific (B.A., 1960). He is married, has three children, and resides with his family in San Rafael, Calif. Mr. Hill was born in San Francisco, Calif., on February 1, 1938.

Nomination of Charles M. Butler III To Be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Designation as Chairman

April 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles M. Butler III, to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, for the remainder of the term expiring October 20, 1983. Upon confirmation, the President intends to designate Mr. Butler Chairman.

Since 1979 Mr. Butler has served as administrative assistant to Senator John Tower (R-Tex.). In 1976 - 79 he was senior attorney with the American National Resources Co., Detroit, Mich. He was an attorney with the firm of Kendrick, Kendrick & Bradley of Dallas, Tex., in 1975 - 76. In 1974 - 75 Mr. Butler was chief legislative assistant to Senator Tower. He was an attorney with the firm of Baker & Botts of Houston, Tex., in 1971 - 73.

Mr. Butler was graduated from the University of Houston (B.A., 1969) and the University of Texas (J.D., 1971). He is married, has three children, and resides with his family in Bethesda, Md. Mr. Butler was born in Midland, Tex., on February 6, 1943.