Appointments & Nominations, June 5, 1981

Appointment of Five Members of the President's Commission on Hostage Compensation, and Designation of Chairman

June 5, 1981

The President today announced the appointment of the following to be members of the President's Commission on Hostage Compensation and the designation of James S. Dwight, Jr., as Chairman:

James S. Dwight, Jr., currently a partner with the public accounting firm of Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in Washington, D.C. From 1973 to 1975, he was Administrator, Social and Rehabilitation Services, at HEW. From 1972 to 1973, he was Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget. From 1966 to 1972, he was the chief deputy director of finance for the State of California. Mr. Dwight was born March 9, 1934, in Pasadena, Calif., and resides with his wife and children in Arlington, Va.

Jeanne H. Ferst, presently a member of several civic organizations, including membership in the Atlanta Urban League, the Jewish Committee, and the International Human Assistance Foundation. From 1977 to 1980, she was a member of the Advisory Council on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Republican National Committee. From 1973 to 1978, she was a member of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid, AID. From 1971 to 1973, she was appointed member of the President's Panel on South Asian Relief Assistance, and from 1969 to 1970, she was selected as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the U.N. Development Program's Governing Council in Geneva. Mrs. Ferst was born September 6, 1918, in Chicago, Ill. She resides with her husband in Atlanta, Ga.

Constance D. Armitage, associate professor of art history at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. From 1972 to 1975, she was president of the National Federation of Republican Women and campaign chairman in 1980. From 1977 to 1979, she served on the board of directors and steering committee of the American Conservative Union. Mrs. Armitage was born May 13, 1920, in San Francisco, Calif. She resides in Inman, S.C.

Anderson Carter, a self-employed businessman who has been involved in politics since 1960. He was director of field operations for the Reagan for President Committee and also served as political director. Mr. Carter was born October 10, 1926, in Roswell, N. Mex. He resides with his wife in Lovington, N. Mex.

Henry Lucas, Jr., a doctor of dental surgery in San Francisco, Calif. He is also founder and member of the board of directors of Time Savings and Loan Association and is a lecturer at the University of California School of Dentistry. Dr. Lucas was born February 27, 1932, in Rahway, N.J. He and his wife reside in San Francisco, Calif.

Nomination of Charles Wilson Shuman To Be Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration

June 5, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles Wilson Shuman to be Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration, Department of Agriculture.

Since 1977 Mr. Shuman has been with Blunt, Ellis and Loewi, Inc., in Decatur, Ill. From 1971 to 1977, he was with the Farmers Home Administration in Champaign, Ill., as Illinois State Director. From 1958 to 1971, Mr. Shuman was a self-employed farmer in Sullivan, Ill.

Mr. Shuman graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, in 1957.

Mr. Shuman was born June 16, 1935, and resides in Sullivan, Ill.

Nomination of Edward J. Philbin To Be a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

June 5, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward J. Philbin to be Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs.

Since 1979 Dr. Philbin has been Commander AFIS/RE Detached Training Site 10 at March Air Force Base in California. From 1978 to 1979, he was visiting professor of international law, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. From 1972 to 1976, he was Training Officer, Operations and Executive Officer, Air Force Intelligence Service Detachment Training Site 10, March A.F.B. In civilian life, he is a tenured professor of law and former assistant dean at the University of San Diego School of Law.

Dr. Philbin graduated from San Diego State University in 1957 and from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1965. He was born August 7, 1932, in New York, N.Y., and resides in San Diego, Calif.

Nomination of Edward C. Aldridge, Jr., To Be Under Secretary of the Air Force

June 5, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward C. Aldridge, Jr., to be Under Secretary of the Air Force.

Since 1977 Mr. Aldridge has been vice president of the Strategic Systems Group and is responsible for the management and direction of the strategic analyses and policy planning functions of the corporation. From 1974 to 1977, he was with the Office of the Secretary of Defense as Director of Planning and Evaluation (1976 - 77) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategic Programs (1974 - 76). From 1973 to 1974, he was Senior Management Associate with the Office of Management and Budget. From 1972 to 1973, he was manager, advanced concepts, with LTV Aerospace Corp. From 1967 to 1972, he was Director, Strategic Defense Division, with the Office of the Secretary of Defense. From 1962 to 1967, he was with the Douglas Aircraft Co. as manager of the Missile and Space Division.

Mr. Aldridge graduated from Texas A&M University (B.S) in 1960. He received his M.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1962.

Mr. Aldridge was born August 18, 1938, in Houston, Tex. He resides in Vienna, Va.

Nomination of Frank S. Swain To Be Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration

June 5, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank S. Swain to be Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration.

Since 1977 Mr. Swain has been legislative counsel of the National Federation of Independent Business and has represented them on such legislation as the Regulatory Flexibility Act, Equal Access to Justice Act, the Motor Carrier Act of 1980, and the Omnibus Regulatory Reform legislation.

From 1975 to 1977, he was an attorney with the law firm of Sayles, Evans, Brayton, Palmer and Tifft in Elmira, N.Y. From 1973 to 1975, he was law clerk with the firm of O'Connor and Hannan in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Swain received his B.A. from Colgate University in 1972 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1975.

Mr. Swain was born January 4, 1951, in Elmira, N.Y. He resides in Washington, D.C.

Nomination of Donald Eugene Santarelli To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation

June 5, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald Eugene Santarelli to be a member of the Board of Directors, U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation.

Mr. Santarelli has had a general law practice, in Washington, D.C., concentrating on government affairs. Since 1975 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is currently serving as Chairman of the Program Advisory Committee of the Board. From 1973 to 1974, he served as Administrator of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, Department of Justice. From 1969 to 1972, he was Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department. From 1968 to 1969, he served as special counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Constitutional Rights, Senator Sam Erwin, chairman. From 1967 to 1968, he was minority counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. From 1966 to 1967, he served as assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Santarelli graduated from Mount St. Mary's College in 1955 and from the University of Virginia Law School in 1962.

Mr. Santarelli was born July 22, 1937, in Hershey, Pa. He resides in Alexandria, Va.

Nomination of Paul Heron Robinson, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Canada

June 5, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul Heron Robinson, Jr., of Illinois, to be Ambassador to Canada. He would succeed Kenneth M. Curtis, who has resigned.

In 1960 Mr. Robinson founded and is president of Robinson Incorporated of Chicago, Ill. (broker/administrators for banks and professional institutions). He is also the principal owner of Robinson Incorporated: Washington, D.C., Boston, Mass., and San Francisco, Calif.; Robinson Coulter Limited, London, England; Robinson (Australia) Limited, Sydney, Australia; Robinson Thomson Limited, Wellington, New Zealand; and Latitude Club (a group travel club), Chicago, Ill.

Mr. Robinson was born June 22, 1930, in Chicago, Ill. He graduated (B.S.) in 1953 from the University of Illinois. From 1953 to 1955, he served in the U.S. Navy as lieutenant. He is the author of numerous financial articles.

Nomination of Richard Noyes Viets To Be United States Ambassador to Jordan

June 5, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Noyes Viets, of Vermont, to be Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He would succeed Nicholas A. Veliotes, who has been named Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs.

Mr. Viets was with Bank of America in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1955 and, from 1960 to 1962, Mobil International Oil Co. in New York, N.Y.

He was with the International Communication Agency (formerly United States Information Agency) as Public Affairs Assistant from 1955 to 1957, and from 1957 to 1960, he was Assistant Exhibit Manager with the Department of Commerce. He came to the Department of State in 1962 as commerical officer in Tokyo and was commercial officer in Madras from 1965 to 1967. In New Delhi he was political and economic officer (1967 - 69) and special assistant to the Ambassador (1969 - 72). In the Department he was international relations officer from 1972 to 1973 and Director of the Executive Secretariat from 1973 to 1974. From 1974 to 1977, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Bucharest and in Tel Aviv from 1977 to 1979. Since 1979 he has been Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania. He is fluent in Romanian and French.

Mr. Viets was born November 10, 1930, in Burlington, Vt. He received his A.B. in 1955 from the University of Vermont. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952.

Nomination of Davis R. Robinson To Be Legal Adviser of the Department of State

June 5, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Davis R. Robinson to be Legal Adviser, Department of State.

Since 1971 Mr. Robinson has been an associate and, since 1975, a partner in the law firm of Leva, Hawes, Symington, Martin and Oppenheimer in Washington, D.C. From 1969 to 1971, he was an associate with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. From 1961 to 1969, he was a Foreign Service officer with the Department of State.

Mr. Robinson graduated from Yale College (B.A.) in 1961 and from Harvard Law School in 1967.

Mr. Robinson was born July 11, 1940, in New York, N.Y. He resides in Washington, D.C.

Nomination of Henry M. Rivera To Be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission

June 5, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Henry M. Rivera to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission for the term expiring June 30, 1987, succeeding James H. Quello, whose term has expired.

Since 1973 Mr. Rivera has been an attorney with the law firm of Sutin, Thayer & Browne and is currently a partner of that firm. From 1968 to 1970, Mr. Rivera served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

Mr. Rivera graduated from the University of New Mexico (B.A.) in 1968 and from the University of New Mexico (J.D.) in 1973.

He was born September 25, 1947, in New Mexico. Mr. Rivera is married, with one child, and resides in Albuquerque, N. Mex.

Nomination of James Henry Quello To Be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission

June 5, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate James Henry Quello to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 1984, succeeding Charles D. Ferris, who is resigning.

Since 1974 Mr. Quello has been a member of the Federal Communications Commission. From 1972 to 1974, he was a communications consultant in Michigan. From 1947 to 1972, he was vice president and station manager for Goodwill Stations, Inc., in Detroit, Mich.

Mr. Quello has been a member of the Governor's Special Commisssion on Urban Problems, Governor's Special Study Committee on Legislative Compensation, Mayor's Committee on Human Relations, and assistant national public relations chairman for the VFW. He has served as TV-radio chairman of the United Foundation, executive board member of the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the board of the American Negro Emancipation Centennial.

He was born in Laurium, Mich., on April 21, 1914, and resides in Alexandria, Va.