Nominations, June 12, 1981

Nomination of John P. Horton To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

June 12, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate John P. Horton to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Administration).

Since 1957 Mr. Horton has been president, Danline, Inc., manufacturer of power brushes for road and runway cleaning. In addition, since 1970 he has been treasurer of Growth Enterprises, Inc., a restaurant company. In 1970 - 78 he was president, Ecolotec, Inc., a manufacturer of vacuum street sweepers sold throughout the United States. In 1954 - 57 he was assistant director of development, Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corp. He was assistant to the president, National Dairy Research Laboratories, in 1951 - 54.

Mr. Horton has served as a member and chairman of the New Jersey Clean Air Council. He also served on the State Planning Task Force and the State Council on the Future.

Mr. Horton attended Swarthmore College (1943 - 44), University of Pennsylvania (1944 - 45), and the U.S. Naval Academy (1945 - 47). He is married, has four children, and resides in Bernardsville, N.J. He was born February 16, 1925, in Orange, N.J.

Nomination of William M. Bell To Be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Designation as Chairman

June 12, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate William M. Bell to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Upon confirmation, the President intends to designate Mr. Bell Chairman.

Since 1976 Mr. Bell has been president, Bold Concepts, Inc., a personnel consulting firm specializing in placement of women and minorities located in Detroit, Mich. In 1975 - 76 he was a special consultant with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mr. Bell was previously president, William M. Bell & Associates, a financial counseling and public relations firm, from 1958 to 1975.

Mr. Bell is an active Republican. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Michigan State senator, Detroit City Council, and U.S. Congress. He served on the Michigan Reagan for President Commmittee in 1980.

Mr. Bell graduated from the University of Michigan (B.A., 1948; M.B.A., 1954). He is married and resides in Detroit, Mich. He was born August 31, 1926.

Nomination of Robert John Hughes To Be an Associate Director of the International Communication Agency

June 12, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert John Hughes to be an Associate Director of the International Communication Agency (Programs).

Since 1979 Mr. Hughes has been president, publisher, and editor of Hughes Newspapers, Inc., Orleans, Mass. He founded the company in 1977. He was director and consultant, News-Journal, Wilmington, Del., in 1975 - 78; radio correspondent from the Far East for Westinghouse Broadcasting Co. in 1964 - 70; weekly television commentator, WBZ - TV, Boston, Mass., in 1962 - 64. In 1954 - 79 Mr. Hughes held a wide variety of positions with the Christian Science Monitor. He was Africa correspondent in 1955 - 61, assistant overseas news editor in 1962 - 64, Far East correspondent in 1964 - 70, managing editor in 1970, editor in 1970 - 76, and editor and manager in 1976 - 79. In 1952 - 54 he was South African correspondent for the Daily Express in London. Mr. Hughes was a reporter with the London Daily Mirror in 1950 - 51.

Mr. Hughes attended Stationers' Company's School in London, England, in 1941 - 46. He was a Nieman Fellow, Harvard University, in 1961 - 62. Mr. Hughes was a recipient of the Pulitizer Prize for international reporting in 1967. He was director and president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1972 - 80.

Mr. Hughes is married, has two children, and resides in Orleans, Mass. He was born April 28, 1930, in Neath, south Wales.