Nominations, June 15, 1981

Nomination of Herbert Rudolph Lippold, Jr., To Be Director of the National Ocean Survey

June 15, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Herbert Rudolph Lippold, Jr., to be Director of the National Ocean Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce.

Rear Admiral Lippold joined the Coast and Geodetic Survey, now the National Ocean Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in 1950. During the last 29 years, he has conducted research and surveying on land and sea in the Atlantic , Pacific, and Arctic Oceans, and in most of the conterminous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. This was highlighted by 9 years of sea suty on eight vessels, three of which he commanded. He surveyed the north Arctic coast by cat train, spent 8 years in geodesy accomplishing basic surveys, established a satellite triangulation worldwide network, and served as liaison with the Air Force, bringing horizontal and vertical control to intercontinental ballistic missile sites in the United States. He conducted liaison with the Navy at Pearl Harbor on the Pacific tide and seismic sea wave warning system, supervised ship construction at Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., and served as Director of the NOS Pacific Marine Center, Seattle, Wash. As Associate Director, Office of Fleet Operations, in Rockville, Md., he directed the operations of NOAA's research and hydrographic survey fleet of 25 vessels. During 1965 - 66 he was a Department of Commerce Scientific and Technical Fellow, assigned to the National Bureau of Standards.

Admiral Lippold graduated from New England College, Henniker, N.H. (B.S., 1949) and the University of New Hampshire (B.C.E., 1950). He is married, has four children, and resides in New Hampshire. He was born April 9, 1926, in Methuen, Mass.

Nomination of Lilla Burt Cummings Tower To Be Director of the Institute of Museum Services

June 15, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lilla Burt Cummings Tower to be Director of the Institute of Museum Services, Department of Education.

Since 1960 Mrs. Tower has been an attorney in private practice. In 1973 she was appointed by D.C. Mayor Walter Washington to the Board of Zoning Adjustment, an independent agency of the District of Columbia Government having both appellate and original jurisdiction. She was reappointed by Mayor Washington in 1974. Previously Mrs. Tower was an economist and assistant to chief economist, Rand Corp., in 1950 - 53; assistant director of political and legislative research, Congressional Quarterly News Features, Inc., in 1949 - 50; and graduate and undergraduate assistant in economics, George Washington University, in 1948 - 50.

Mrs. Tower graduated from George Washington University (A.B., 1949) and George Washington University National Law Center (J.D., 1960; LL.M., 1965). She was a recipient of the Certificate of Meritorious Service, Law Review, in 1957 - 58 and 1958 - 59.

Mrs. Tower is married to Senator John G. Tower (R - Tex.), has one son, and resides in Washington, D.C. She was born October 6, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Nomination of William Addison Vaughan To Be an Assistant Secretary of Energy

June 15, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Addison Vaughan to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Environmental Protection, Safety and Emergency Preparedness).

Since 1976 Mr. Vaughan has been director, energy management, manufacturing staff, General Motors Corp. In 1971 - 76 he was attorney-in-charge, Environmental & Energy Law Section, General Motors legal staff and was an attorney in 1970 - 71. Previously Mr. Vaughan was instructor and assistant professor of civil engineering, Virginia Military Institute, in 1960 - 70. He served as deputy commandant of cadets at VMI in 1964 - 67.

Mr. Vaughan served as an officer in the U.S. Army in 1957 - 60. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute (B.S., 1957), Purdue University (M.S.C.E., 1964), and Washington and Lee University (J.D., 1970). He is married, has three children, and resides in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. He was born April 19, 1935, in Richmond, Va.

Nomination of Clarence Eugene Hodges To Be an Assistant Director of the Community Services Administration

June 15, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Clarence Eugene Hodges to be an Assistant Director of the Community Services Administration (Community Action).

Since 1977 Mr. Hodges has served on the staff of Senator Richard G. Lugar (R - Ind.), acting as assistant State director. In 1976 - 77 he served with the Indianapolis Housing Authority and in 1973 - 76, was director, Department of Human Resources, and assistant to the mayor of Indianapolis. He was executive director, Concentrated Employment Program, St. Lois, Mo., in 1967 - 73. Previously Mr. Hodges was director of social services, Kinloch School District, St. Louis County, in 1966 - 67, and casework supervisor, division of welfare, State of Missouri, in 1962 - 66.

Mr. Hodges served in the U.S. Air Force in 1956 - 60. He was a candidate for the U.S. Congress in 1980 from Indiana's 11th District. He has been active in community affairs including serving as chairman, Committee on Conflict, Indianapolis Urban League Task Force on School Violence, and president and chairman of the board of directors, Community Action Against Poverty.

Mr. Hodges graduated from Upper Iowa University (B.A.) and Occidental College (M.A.). He is married, has four children, and resides in Indianapolis, Ind. He was born October 1, 1939, in Princeton, N.C.

Nomination of Wilson E. Schmidt To Be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

June 15, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Wilson E. Schmidt to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Since 1966 Dr. Schmidt has been professor of economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and was head of the department of economics in 1966 - 77. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in 1970 - 72. In 1963 - 65 he was visiting professor of economics, Johns Hopkins Bologna Center, Italy. He was also visiting professor of economics, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, in 1960. In 1950 - 67 he was instructor to professor , Economics Department, George Washington University. He has served intermittently as consultant to the Agency for International Development.

Dr. Schmidt graduated from the University of Maryland (B.S., 1947), the University of Pittsburgh (M.A., 1948), and the University of Virginia (Ph. D., 1952). He is married, has three children, and resides in Blacksburg, Va. He was born March 22, 1927, in Madison, Wis.

Nomination of Frederic Andre To Be a Member of the Interstate Commerce Commission

June 15, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frederic Andre to be a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Mr. Andre has been serving as executive director, Medical Liability Commission, Chicago, Ill. Previously he was assistant director of field service, American Medical Association, acting as legislative liaison and membership services director for the southern region. Mr. Andre was chief deputy commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indianapolis, Ind., and was staff director of the Indiana Public Service Commission. He was legislative assistant to Representative Henry C. Schadeberg (Wisconsin).

Mr. Andre graduated from Calvin College (A.B., 1955), Stanford Business School (M.B.A., 1962), and Valparaiso School of Law (J.D., 1970). He resides in Paoli, Ind., and was born June 25, 1933, in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Nomination of Malcolm M. B. Sterrett To Be a Member of the Interstate Commerce Commission

June 15, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Malcolm M. B. Sterrett to be a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Since January 1980 Mr. Sterrett has been Vice President and General Counsel, United States Railway Association. In that position he was responsible for the administration of a 150-member staff, managing litigation, corporate affairs and congressional relations activities, and planning future rail service in the Northeast. In 1976 - 80 he was minority staff director and counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Mr. Sterrett was minority staff counsel, Senate Committee on Commerce, in 1972 - 76. In 1967 - 72 he was attorney-advisor, Interstate Commerce Commission.

Mr. Sterrett graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1964) and Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1967). He is married, has one child, and resides in Bethesda, Md. He was born September 21, 1942, in Norwalk, Conn.

Nomination of John A. Bohn, Jr., To Be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank

June 15, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate John A. Bohn, Jr., to be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank.

Since 1980 Mr. Bohn has been vice president, Correspondent Banking Division, and manager, International Personal Banking Department, Wells Fargo International Banking Group. He is a member of the Wells Fargo Legislative Policy Committee, Country Risk Evaluation Committee, and the International Advisory Council. In 1979 - 80 Mr. Bohn was manager, administration and development; division manager, North American division, in 1974 - 79; manager, International Group, in 1972 - 74; and vice president and Far East representative in 1967 - 72. Before joining Wells Fargo, Mr. Bohn was an attorney.

Mr. Bohn graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1959) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1963). He also attended London School of Economics (1959 - 60). He is married, has four children, and resides in Belvedere, Calif. He was born October 31, 1937, in Oakland, Calif.