Nominations, June 9, 1981

Nomination of Alvin W. Trivelpiece To Be Director of the Office of Energy Research

June 9, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alvin W. Trivelpiece to be Director of the Office of Energy Research, Department of Energy.

Dr. Trivelpiece is a physicist with extensive experience in various areas of plasma physics and fusion research. Since 1978 he has been corporate vice president of Science Applications, Inc., of La Jolla, Calif. Dr. Trivelpiece's responsibilities at SAI include exploration of business opportunities in new technical areas. In 1976 - 78 he was vice president for engineering and research at Maxwell Laboratories, San Diego, Calif. Dr. Trivelpiece was Assistant Director for Research, Division of Controlled Thermonuclear Research, Atomic Energy Commission, in 1973 - 75. In 1966 - 76 he was professor of physics at the University of Maryland. Previously he was professor, electrical engineering department, University of California (Berkeley) in 1959 - 65.

Dr. Trivelpiece is the author or coauthor of over 100 technical papers and reports. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Dr. Trivelpiece was graduated from California State Polytechnic College (B.S., 1953) and California Institute of Technology (M.S., 1955; Ph. D., 1958). He is married, has three children, and resides in California. He was born March 15, 1931, in Stockton, Calif.

Nomination of Dallas Lynn Peck To Be Director of the Geological Survey

June 9, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Dallas Lynn Peck to be Director of the Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.

Since 1951 Dr. Peck has held various positions with the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1951 - 53 he was a geologic field assistant, geologist in 1954 - 77, and Chief Geologist since 1977.

He has served as an adviser to the National Science Foundation (Earth Sciences Advisory Committee) in 1969 - 72; National Research Council (Fullbright-Hays Program, Advisory Screening Committee for Earth Sciences) in 1974 - 77; National Research Council (advisory board to the Office of Earth Sciences) in 1975 - 79. In 1972 Dr. Peck was a delegate to Moscow as a member of the US/USSR Joint Commission on Scientific and Technical Cooperation -- Energy Working Group. He is a recipient of the Department of the Interior Meritorious Award (1970), Distinguished Service Award (1979), and Presidential Meritorious Executive Award (1980).

Dr. Peck was graduated from the California Institute of Techology (B.S., 1951; M.S., 1953) and Harvard University (Ph. D., 1960). He is married, has three children, and resides in Reston, Va. He was born March 28, 1929, in Cheney, Wash.

Nomination of William M. Otter To Be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division

June 9, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate William M. Otter to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

Mr. Otter is an attorney and has been in private practice for 19 years, mostly involved in negotiating collective bargaining contracts with labor unions. He served as a consultant and analyst to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 1971 - 76. In 1968-71 Mr. Otter was director, Department of Labor, State of Kentucky.

Mr. Otter was graduated from Washington & Lee University (A.B., 1946), University of Louisville (J.D., 1948), and University of Michigan Law School (J.S.D., A.B.D., 1952 - 53). He is married, has four children, and resides in Prospect, Ky. He was born April 2, 1923, in Louisville, Ky.