Nominations, April 22, 1981

Nomination of Sherman Maxwell Funk To Be Inspector General of the Department of Commerce

April 22, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Sherman Maxwell Funk to be Inspector General, Department of Commerce.

For the past 11 years, Mr. Funk has served in a variety of capacities related to the fostering of minority and other small business in both the Department of Commerce and the Department of Energy. His service has included responsibilities in planning and evaluation, program design, budgeting, and procurement. Working closely with Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans in launching the Federal minority business program, Mr. Funk earned the Commerce Department's Silver Medal for his efforts. Since 1980 he has served as Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, at the Department of Energy. He was a member of the Secretary's Task Force on Minority Business and Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Minority Economic Impact. In 1970 - 79 he was Assistant Director for Planning and Evaluation; Assistant Director for Administration and Program Development; Deputy Assistant Director for Field Operations; and Chief, Program Research and Development at the Department of Commerce. In 1958 - 70 he served in the Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, in capacities including Chief, Air Force Cost Reduction Office; Chairman, Air Force Industry Cost Reduction Program; and Chief, Air Force Management Improvement Program.

Mr. Funk was graduated from Harvard University (A.B.) and the University of Arizona (M.A.). Mr. Funk is married, has two children, and resides in Chevy Chase, Md. He was born in New York City on November 13, 1925.

Nomination of Thomas O. Enders To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

April 22, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas O. Enders to be Assistant Secretary of State (Inter-American Affairs), vice William G. Bowdler, retired.

Mr. Enders began his Foreign Service career in 1958 as intelligence research specialist in the Department of State. From 1960 to 1963, he was visa officer, then economic officer in Stockholm. In the Department he was supervisory international economist in the Bureau of European Affairs (1963 - 66), Special Assistant in the Office of Under Secretary for Political Affairs (1966 - 68), and Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Monetary Affairs (1968 - 69). From 1969 to 1971, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Belgrade, and in Phnom Penh from 1971 to 1974. From 1974 to 1976, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs in the Department. He was Ambassador to Canada in 1976 - 79, and from 1979 to 1981, he was United States Representative to the European Communities with rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Brussels.

Mr. Enders was born November 28, 1931, in Hartford, Conn. He received his B.A. (1953) from Yale University, M.A. (1955) from the University of Paris, and M.A. (1957) from Harvard University. He received the Arthur S. Flemming Award in 1970. He is married to the former Gaetana Marchegiano and has four children.

Nomination of Lawrence F. Davenport To Be an Associate Director of ACTION

April 22, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lawrence F. Davenport to be Associate Director of the ACTION Agency (Domestic and Anti-Poverty Operations).

Since 1979 Dr. Davenport has been provost of the San Diego Community College District. In that position he served as the chief academic officer of the second largest district in the State of California and the third largest district in the United States. In 1974 - 79 he was president of the San Diego Community College Educational Cultural Complex. Dr. Davenport served as vice president for development of Tuskegee Institute in 1972 - 74. In 1969 - 72 he was director of special projects at the University of Michigan (Flint) and in 1972 was assistant dean for special projects. In 1968 - 69 he was assistant director of student activities at Lansing Community College in Michigan.

In 1970 he was appointed by President Nixon to serve on the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education and in 1971 was appointed Chairman. In 1972 Dr. Davenport was appointed by the Secretary of Labor to the National Manpower Advisory Council . He was appointed by President Nixon to the National Advisory Council on Equality of Educational Opportunity in 1973.

Dr. Davenport was graduated from Michigan State University (B.A., 1968) and Farleigh Dickinson (Ph. D., 1975). He resides in Spring Valley, Calif. He was born on October 13, 1944.

Nomination of Elise R. W. du Pont To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development

April 22, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Elise R. W. du Pont to be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development (Bureau for Private and Development Cooperation).

In 1978 - 80 Mrs. du Pont worked in the corporate law department of the firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads of Philadelphia, Pa. In 1980 she led the Department of Commerce's first officially sponsored State Trade Mission of business leaders to the People's Republic of China. Since 1973 Mrs. du Pont has developed several properties in the District of Columbia, including renovations on Capitol Hill.

In 1966 - 68 Mrs. du Pont was vice president of the New Castle Young Republicans and chaired the GOP Congressional Candidates Wives Seminar in 1969. In 1974 - 75 she founded and chaired the Women's Campaign Fund, a group which funded women candidates for Federal and statewide offices through direct mail. She has been an active campaigner for her husband, Governor Pierre S. du Pont, in five statewide campaigns for U.S. Congress and Governor. She is a member of the Delaware World Affairs Council and served on the Delaware State Board of Health in 1969 - 72.

Mrs. du Pont was graduated from Temple University (B.A., 1976) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1979). The Governor and Mrs. du Pont have four children and reside in Rockland, Del. Mrs. du Pont was born in New York City on December 27, 1935.

Nomination of Eugene V. Rostow To Be Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

April 22, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Eugene V. Rostow to be Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

Since 1976 Mr. Rostow has been Sterling Professor of Law and Public Affairs, Yale University Law School. He was visiting professor, Balliol College, Oxford University, in 1970 - 71. In 1966 - 69 Mr. Rostow was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He was Sterling Professor of Law and Public Affairs at Yale University Law School in 1964, dean of Yale Law School in 1955 - 65, and professor of law at Yale in 1950 - 54.

Mr. Rostow is currently Chairman, Executive Committee on the Present Danger. He served on the Advisory Council for the Peace Corps in 1961 and was on the Attorney General's National Committee for the Study of Anti-trust Laws in 1954 - 55.

Mr. Rostow was graduated from Yale University (A.B., 1933; LL.B., 1937; A.M., 1944); Cambridge University (M.A., 1959; LL.D., 1962); Boston University (LL.D., 1976). He is married, has three children, and resides in New Haven, Conn. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on August 25, 1913.