Nominations, April 23, 1981

Nomination of James Montgomery Beggs To Be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

April 23, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate James Montgomery Beggs to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Since 1974 Mr. Beggs has been executive vice president, aerospace, General Dynamics Corp. In 1973 - 74 he was managing director of operations, Summa Corp. He served as Under Secretary of Transportation in 1969 - 73 and was Associate Administrator, Office of Advanced Research and Technology (NASA) in 1968 - 69. Mr. Beggs was with the Westinghouse Electric Corp. in 1955 - 68, serving as general manager, underseas division, in 1955 - 60; general manager systems operations division, in 1960 - 63; vice president, defense and space center; and general manager, surface division, in 1963 - 67; and corporate director, purchases and traffic, in 1967 - 68.

Mr. Beggs served in the United States Navy, serving in various assignments as a line officer from ensign to lieutenant commander. He was graduated from the United States Naval Academy (B.S., 1947) and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (M.B.A., 1955).

Mr. Beggs is married and resides in St. Louis, Mo. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on January 9, 1926.

Nomination of Hans M. Mark To Be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

April 23, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Hans M. Mark to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Dr. Mark has served as Secretary of the Air Force since 1979. He was Under Secretary in 1977 - 79. He was Director of NASA's Ames Research Center in 1969 - 77. Previously he was a professor of nuclear engineering, and chairman of the department, at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from both NASA and the Department of Defense. Dr. Mark is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

He was graduated from MIT (Ph. D., physics). Dr. Mark resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born in Mannheim, Germany, on June 17, 1929.

Nomination of L. Keith Bulen To Be United States Commissioner of the International Joint Commission -- United States and Canada

April 23, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate L. Keith Bulen to be Commissioner on the part of the United States on the International Joint Commission -- United States and Canada.

Mr. Bulen was elected to the Indiana State House of Representatives in 1960 and was reelected in 1962. Since 1969 Mr. Bulen has been an attorney with the firm of Bulen, Castor, Robinette and Nickels. In 1972 - 74 he was chairman of the board of Campaign Communicators, Inc., involved in Presidential, State, and local campaigns. Mr. Bulen was director of political liaison at the office of the President-elect. He was eastern coordinator for the Reagan-Bush Committee during the Presidential campaign. He has been an active Republican for the past 30 years.

Mr. Bulen was graduated from Indiana University (B.A., 1949; J.D., 1952). He served in the Army Air Force during World War II.

Mr. Bulen is married, has four children, and resides in Indianapolis, Ind. He was born in Pendleton, Ind., on December 31, 1926.