Nominations, April 28, 1981

Nomination of Toni Ford To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development

April 28, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Toni Ford to be Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development (Near East), United States International Development Cooperation Agency.

Mrs. Ford is production supervisor, General Motors Corp., Fisher Body Division. Previously she spent almost 2 years in personnel with General Motors. Mrs. Ford was formerly a White House Fellow and served as assistant to Secretary of Treasury John Connally. She was Deputy Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance and was appointed by President Ford to the Clemency Board.

Mrs. Ford was graduated from Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pa. (B.S.) and American University (M.S.). She is a National Science Foundation fellow at Stanford University and a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard.

Mrs. Ford is married, has one child, and resides in Detroit, Mich. She was born in Philadelphia on December 14, 1941.

Nomination of Robert W. Karpe To Be President of the Government National Mortgage Association

April 28, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert W. Karpe to be President, Government National Mortgage Association, Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mr. Karpe has been associated with Karpe Real Estate Center since 1959, serving as president in 1959 - 71, and as chairman of the board from 1976 to present. The center is a firm offering full real estate services, including sales, financing, escrow, appraisal, investment, and real estate development.

In 1971 - 75 Mr. Karpe served as commissioner of the California Department of Real Estate. He has been active in real estate affairs, serving as president of the California Association of Realtors (1968); director of the National Association of Realtors (1968 - 71 and 1979 - 81) and vice president of the National Association of Real Estate Licensed Law Officials (1974 - 75).

Mr. Karpe was graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. He is married, has three children, and resides in Bakersfield, Calif. He was born in Bakersfield on November 3, 1930.

Nomination of Danford L. Sawyer To Be Public Printer

April 28, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Danford L. Sawyer to be Public Printer, Government Printing Office, vice John J. Boyle, resigned.

Since 1979 Mr. Sawyer has served as director of Presidential Savings and Loan, Sarasota, Fla. In 1964 - 80 he was president of Sawyer & Associates Advertising, Inc., and president of Area Guides, Inc., a Sarasota publishing firm. He was publisher of Sarasota South, a community news magazine serving the southern part of Sarasota County, Fla.

Mr. Sawyer began his business career as a cost accountant for Cone Brothers Contracting Co. in Tampa, Fla. He then became the advertising manager of Newsmonth magazine and joined the display advertising staff of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune & Journal. He later became the commercial manager of WSPB Radio in Sarasota.

Mr. Sawyer was graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. He is married, has three children, and resides in Sarasota, Fla. He was born in New York City on November 11, 1939.

Nomination of Richard P. Kusserow To Be Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services

April 28, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard P. Kusserow to be Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services.

Since 1969 Mr. Kusserow has been a special agent with the FBI. In 1969 - 70 he was assigned to the Pittsburgh Division and since 1970 has been assigned to the Chicago Division, specializing in white collar crime -- embezzlement, bribery, and public corruption. Mr. Kusserow coordinated many task force investigations, including Department of Housing and Urban Development, real estate broker fraud, in 1978; Health, Education, and Welfare, welfare fraud, 1976; Veterans Administration, school fraud, 1975; and Housing and Urban Development, single family fraud, in 1974. In 1967 - 68 he was an intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Mr. Kusserow served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a captain in 1965 - 67. He was graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1963) and California State University (M.A., 1964).

Mr. Kusserow is married, has one child, and resides with his family in Aurora, Ill. He was born in San Jose, Calif., on December 9, 1940.