Nominations, May 19, 1981

Nomination of Cecilia Aranda Frantz To Be Director of the National Institute of Handicapped Research

May 19, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Cecilia Aranda Frantz to be Director of the National Institute of Handicapped Research, Department of Education.

Since 1979 Mrs. Frantz has been superintendent for the Wilson School District in Phoenix, Ariz. In 1975 - 79 she served as the Wilson School psychologist and director of special education. Previously, in 1972 - 75, Mrs. Frantz was associated with Arizona State University. She assisted in and taught graduate-level counseling classes in 1972 - 73; practicum supervisor in 1979; co-leader in self-awareness seminar conducted at Phoenix Union District for their faculty; psychologist, Child Evaluation Center, in 1973 - 75.

Since 1975 Mrs. Frantz has been a participant in the Arizona Diagnostic Development Project. She participated in a counseling project for minority people in Chicanos Por La Causa and serves as one of their consultants. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Saguaro chapter of the March of Dimes (1978 - 79) and a member of the Mayor's Community Services Commission (1980).

Mrs. Frantz was graduated from the University of Arizona at Tucson (B.A., 1966); and Arizona State University at Tempe (M.A., 1972; Ph. D., 1975).

She is married and has one child. She was born August 6, 1941, in Nogales, Ariz.

Nomination of Clifford M. Barber To Be Superintendent of the United States Assay Office at New York

May 19, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Clifford M. Barber to be Superintendent of the United States Assay Office, Department of the Treasury, at New York, N.Y.

Since 1977 Mr. Barber has been senior partner of Barber and Gross of Montgomery, N.Y. He had been in private practice since 1948.

Mr. Barber was village trustee, village of Walden, in 1949 - 51; appointed acting police justice in 1951 - 67; elected town justice, town of Montgomery, in 1955 and reelected to four terms, retiring in 1975. He is an active Republican and served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1976 and 1980.

Mr. Barber was graduated from Rutgers University (B.A., 1940) and Cornell Law School (LL.D., 1947).

Mr. Barber is married, has eight children, and resides in Walden, N.Y. He was born October 8, 1917, in Elizabeth, N.J.

Nomination of Arthur F. Burns To Be United States Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

May 19, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Arthur F. Burns to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mr. Burns has been distinguished scholar-in-residence, American Enterprise Institute, since 1978 and distinguished professorial lecturer at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Since 1969 he has been John Bates Clark professor of economics emeritus at Columbia University in New York. In 1970 - 78 he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He served as Counsellor to the President in 1969 - 70 and was Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers in 1953 - 56. Mr. Burns was associated with the National Bureau of Economic Research in 1930 - 69 and currently serves as honorary chairman. He was previously a professor of economics with Rutgers University.

Mr. Burns graduated from Columbia University (A.B., 1925; A.M., 1925; Ph. D., 1934) and Lehigh University (LL.D., 1952). He has received many other degrees from Brown University, Dartmouth College, Oberlin College, Wesleyan University, and others.

Mr. Burns is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born April 27, 1904, in Stanislau, Austria.

Nomination of George A. Keyworth II To Be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

May 19, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate George A. Keyworth II to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Since 1968 Dr. Keyworth has been associated with the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N. Mex. In 1968 - 73 he was staff member, Neutron Physics; assistant group leader, Neutron Physics, in 1973 - 74; group leader, Neutron Physics, in 1974 - 77; alternate physics division leader in 1978; acting laser fusion division leader in 1980 - 81; and since 1978 has been physics division leader.

In 1963 - 68 Dr. Keyworth was research assistant and later research associate at Duke University. He is a member of various organizations, including the American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Cosmos Club of Washington, D.C.

Dr. Keyworth was graduated from Yale University (B.S., 1963) and Duke University (Ph. D., 1968). He is married, has two children, and resides in Santa Fe, N. Mex. He was born November 30, 1939, in Boston, Mass.

Nomination of James A. Belson To Be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals

May 19, 1981

The President today announced the nomination of James A. Belson to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Judge George P. Gallagher.

James A. Belson is currently an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He was appointed on March 11, 1968, by President Johnson and reappointed on March 11, 1978, upon a rating of ``exceptionally well-qualified,'' by the District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure. Judge Belson received an A.B. degree cum laude from Georgetown University in 1953 and a J.D. from Georgetown Law Center in 1956. He also received an LL.M. from Georgetown Law Center in 1962. He served as law clerk to the Honorable E. Barrett Prettyman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, during the period 1956 - 57, and as an officer, Judge Advocate U.S.A., from 1957 to 1960. He was an associate and later a partner with the firm of Hogan and Hartson, Washington, D.C., from 1960 until 1968, when he was appointed to the Superior Court.

Judge Belson has served as chairman of the Court's Rules Committee since 1972 and has chaired the Court's Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure since 1970. He has served on the faculty of the National Judicial College since 1973, and he is a member of the board of directors of the American Judicature Society.

Judge Belson was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on September 23, 1931. He and his wife, Rosemary, reside in Washington, D.C.