Nominations, May 12, 1981

Nomination of William E. Mayer To Be Administrator of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration

May 12, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate William E. Mayer to be Administrator of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

Since 1980 Dr. Mayer has been medical director, Department of Health Services, in San Diego, Calif. In 1977 - 80 he was Chief, U.S. Army Europe Alcoholism Treatment Facility, Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Mayer served as associate clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California (Irvine) College of Medicine, and associate chief of staff, Veterans Administration Hospital (Long Beach). In 1973 - 75 he was director, California State Department of Health, and in 1971 - 73 was director, California State Department of Mental Hygiene. Dr. Mayer was director, Community Mental Health Programs, in Contra Costa, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties, Calif., in 1965 - 71.

Dr. Mayer served in the U.S. Navy in 1946 - 52 and in the U.S. Army in 1952 - 58 and 1960 - 65. He was awarded many decorations including the Bronze Star (twice) and the Army Commendation Medal. He was graduated from Northwestern University (B.S., 1943; B.M., 1946; M.D., 1947).

Dr. Mayer is married, has four children, and resides in Coronado, Calif. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on September 24, 1923.

Nomination of Everett Alvarez, Jr., To Be Deputy Director of the Peace Corps

May 12, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Everett Alvarez, Jr., to be Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, ACTION.

Mr. Alvarez is currently a law clerk with the firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner of Washington, D.C. He was assistant program manager for the U.S. Navy's A - 4 aircraft program in 1976 - 80.

Mr. Alvarez is a career aviator and was a Navy pilot in 1963 - 80. He was the longest held prisoner of war in North Vietnam (8\1/2\ years). Upon his return, he established the Everett Alvarez, Jr., Scholarship Foundation with personal funds raised by lecturing. The foundation is now administered by the University of Santa Clara, California.

Mr. Alvarez was graduated from the University of Santa Clara (B.S., 1960) and Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. (M.S., 1976). He is currently enrolled at the National Law Center, George Washington University.

Mr. Alvarez is married, has two children, and resides in Rockville, Md. He was born in Salinas, Calif., on December 23, 1937.