Nominations, April 21, 1981

Nomination of Joel E. Bonner To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Army

April 21, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Joel E. Bonner to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Logistics and Financial Management).

Since 1972 Mr. Bonner has been a member of the professional staff of the Senate Committee on Appropriations with primary responsibility for defense appropriations. In 1981 he was assigned as majority staff director for the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. In 1971 - 72 he was Deputy Director, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs.

Mr. Bonner was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps and designated a naval aviator in January 1943. He participated in World War II, the Korean war, and the Vietnam war. He retired from the Marine Corps as a colonel in 1971. He is a recipient of the Legion of Merit with Combat V and gold star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with seven stars, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with palm.

Mr. Bonner was graduated from the University of Maryland (B.S., 1961). He is married, has three children, and resides in Alexandria, Va. Mr. Bonner was born in Dallas, Tex., on March 23, 1922.

Nomination of Robert G. Dederick To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

April 21, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert G. Dederick to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Economic Affairs).

Since 1970 Dr. Dederick has served as senior vice President and chief economist, the Northern Trust Co., Chicago, Ill. He has been with that firm since 1964. In 1957-64 he worked for the New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. He has had teaching experience at Cornell, Harvard, and Boston Universities.

Dr. Dederick is a fellow and past president, National Association of Business Economists; member, banking, monetary and fiscal affairs committtee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; member, finance committee, American Economic Association; and member, executive committee, Illinois Council on Economic Education.

Dr. Dederick was graduated from Harvard University (A.B., A.M., and Ph. D.). He is married, has three children, and resides in Hinsdale, Ill. Dr. Dederick was born in Keene, N.H., on November 18, 1929.

Nomination of Joseph P. Welsch To Be Inspector General of the Department of Transportation

April 21, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Joseph P. Welsch to be Inspector General, Department of Transportation.

Since 1978 Mr. Welsch has served as Vice President for Finance of the United States Railway Association and was responsible for monitoring the financial operations of the Consolidated Rail Corp. (Conrail), Delaware and Hudson and Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroads. In 1974 - 78 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Management Systems in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Controller). Mr. Welsch was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Audit in 1971 - 74. In 1962 - 71 he directed the Management Audit organization in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Previously he worked for the Air Force Auditor General.

Mr. Welsch was graduated from Pace College, New York City, and attended Colorado University. He resides in Arlington, Va., and was born in Bayonne, N.J., on October 2, 1928.

Nomination of Ann Dore McLaughlin To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

April 21, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ann Dore McLaughlin to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Public Affairs).

Since 1977 Mrs. McLaughlin has been president of McLaughlin & Co. of Washington, D.C., and Washington manager of Braun and Co. of Los Angeles, Calif. Both firms are public affairs companies.

In 1974 - 77 she was with the Union Carbide Corp. She was Director, Office of Public Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency, in 1973 - 74. Mrs. McLaughlin was assistant to the chairman and press secretary, Presidential Inaugural Committee in 1972 - 73. In 1971 - 72 she was director of communications, Presidential Election Committee. Previously she served as an account executive with Myers-Infoplan International, Inc., of New York City. Mrs. McLaughlin was a consultant and literary agent with Perla Meters International Kitchen in 1970 - 71; director, alumnae relations, Marymount College, in 1966 - 69; and supervisor, network commercial scheduling, American Broadcasting Co., in 1963 - 66.

Mrs. McLaughlin was graduated from Marymount College (B.A., 1963) and attended the University of London, Queen Mary College, in 1961 - 62.

Mrs. McLaughlin is married and resides in Washington, D.C. She was born in Chatham, N.J., on November 16, 1941.

Nomination of Donna Pope To Be Director of the Mint

April 21, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donna Pope to be Director of the Mint, Department of the Treasury, for a term of 5 years.

Since 1972 Mrs. Pope has been a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. She represents the 12th district and was elected minority whip in 1978. Current legislative assignments include the judiciary, rules, ethics and legislative service commission committees. In 1979 - 80 Mrs. Pope served as cochairman of the Ohio Reagan campaign and was cochairman of the Ohio delegation to the 1980 Republican National Convention. In 1968 - 72 she was supervisor, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Mrs. Pope was named one of the outstanding women legislators in the Nation by Rutgers University Institute of Politics. She was honored by the Women's Institute of Politics, Mt. Vernon College, Washington, D.C. (1978), as one of five of the Nation's most influential women legislators.

Mrs. Pope is married, has two children, and resides in Parma, Ohio. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 15, 1931.