Nominations, July 2, 1981

Nomination of Richard L. Wagner, Jr., To Be Chairman of the Military Liaison Committee to the Department of Energy

July 2, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard L. Wagner, Jr., to be Chairman of the Military Liaison Committee to the Department of Energy, vice James P. Wade, Jr.

Since 1963 Mr. Wagner has been associated with the University of California's E. O. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, Calif. LLNL and its companion laboratory at Los Alamos, N. Mex., carry out the U.S. research and development effort on nuclear weapons. Mr. Wagner currently serves as associate director for nuclear testing. He has served on many committees and study groups outside the laboratory, including the advanced munitions study sponsored by the Department of Defense's Defense Nuclear Agency and Advanced Research Projects Agency; science advisory group to Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff; Energy Research and Development Administration/Department of Defense Transfer Study; member, U.S. Army Science Advisory Panel; and the Defense Science Board.

Mr. Wagner graduated from Williams College (B.A., 1958) and the University of Utah (Ph. D., 1963). He is married, has three children, and resides in Livermore, Calif. He was born July 7, 1936, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Nomination of Pedro A. Sanjuan To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior

July 2, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Pedro A. Sanjuan to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior (Territorial and International Affairs), vice John Henry Kyl, resigned.

Mr. Sanjuan is currently resident fellow and director of the Hemispheric Center at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He recently served as policy coordinator for the State Department transition team. In 1977 - 78 he served on the White House Staff, detailed from the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA). He was Public Affairs Adviser, ACDA, in 1975 - 77. In 1973 - 75 Mr. Sanjuan was Assistant for Strategic and Economic Analysis and Director of Energy Task Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 1971 - 73 he was Deputy Director, Policy Plans for Negotiations and Arms Control, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Sanjuan was Special Assistant to Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in 1971. He was executive director, CLOSE-UP, 1970 - 71; president of Interlandia Corp. in 1969 - 71; member of the Department of State Inter-American Policy Coordinating Committee in 1963 - 66; Director, Office of Chancery Affairs, Department of State, in 1963 - 64; Director, Office for Special Representational Services, Department of State, in 1962 - 63; and Deputy of Chief of Protocol, in 1962.

Mr. Sanjuan graduated from Wofford College (B.A.) and Harvard University (M.A.). He has attended Rutgers University and Columbia University. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1956 - 59.

Mr. Sanjuan resides in Washington, D.C. He was born August 10, 1930.

Nomination of Robert Carlton Horton To Be Director of the Bureau of Mines

July 2, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Carlton Horton to be Director of the Bureau of Mines, Department of the Interior, vice Lindsay D. Norman, Jr.

Since 1976 Mr. Horton has been with Bendix Field Engineering Corp., serving as director of the geology division since 1977 and regional geologist, Reno, Nev., in 1976 - 77. He was a private consultant and examined mines in the Western United States, Canada, and Mexico in 1972 - 76. He was vice president, Transcon Industries, Inc., in 1967 - 71. Mr. Horton was associate director, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Nevada Mining Analytical Laboratory, University of Nevada, in 1965 - 66. He was assistant and associate mining engineer, Nevada Bureau of Mines, University of Nevada, in 1955 - 65. Previously he served as a geological assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Mr. Horton has authored many articles on mining. He was Engineer of the Year (1967), Reno Chapter, National Society of Professional Engineers. He served on the Governor's Advisory Mining Board in 1967 - 73.

Mr. Horton attended the University of Gonzaga, Spokane, Wash., in 1944 - 46, and graduated from Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada (B.S., 1949). He served in the U.S. Navy in 1944 - 46 and 1953 - 55.

Mr. Horton is married, has three children, and resides in Grand Junction, Colo. He was born July 25, 1926, in Tonopah, Nev.

Nomination of Kathleen M. Bennett To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

July 2, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Kathleen M. Bennett to be Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Air, Noise and Radiation, vice David G. Hawkins, resigned.

Since 1977 Mrs. Bennett has served as Federal affairs representative, Crown Zellerbach Corp. She was a member of the American Paper Institute Air Quality Committee, and chairman, Air Quality Subcommittee on Prevention of Significant Deterioration. Since 1978 she served as faculty member of Executive Enterprises, Inc., environmental law series, lecturing on the Clean Air Act and on congressional environmental policymaking. In 1974 - 77 Mrs. Bennett was director of legislative affairs, American Paper Institute. She was Washington representative, Public Affairs Analysts, Inc., in 1972 - 74, and Administrative Assistant, Office of Congressional Affairs, General Services Administration, in 1971 - 72. Previously she was executive secretary, Office of the Governor, Chicago, Ill., in 1970 - 71, and executive secretary to the director, Citizens to Elect Senator Ralph Tyler Smith in 1970.

Mrs. Bennett graduated from Manhattanville College, Purchase, N.Y. (B.A., 1970). She is married, has three children, and resides in Alexandria, Va. She was born May 11, 1948, in New York, N.Y.

Nomination of Major General Thomas K. Turnage To Be Director of Selective Service

July 2, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Maj. Gen. Thomas K. Turnage to be Director of Selective Service.

General Turnage was commissioned as an infantry officer in 1942 and later entered active duty and was assigned to the 386th Infantry Regiment of the 97th Division. He served in Germany and Czechoslovakia. Later he was redeployed with the Division to Japan where he served as a commander during occupation duties until 1946. Returning to college after World War II, he joined the California Army National Guard in 1949 and was recalled to active duty with the 223d Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division, in 1950. During subsequent training in Japan and combat in Korea, he served as an infantry battalion operations officer and executive officer. General Turnage remained active with the California National Guard after returning from Korea in 1952.

In 1967 he was transferred to the State of California military department headquarters in Sacramento. His 7-year tenure there was served principally as the deputy adjutant general, Army, and later as the deputy commanding general of the California Army National Guard.

General Turnage returned to active duty in November 1979 to assume his current duties as Special Assistant for Training and Readiness to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs).

General Turnage graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (B.S.) and George Washington University (M.S.). He also graduated from the Infantry School Basic, Armor School Advanced, Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. His decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and the California Medal of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters.

General Turnage is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born June 27, 1923, in Conroe, Tex.

Nomination of Monteagle Stearns To Be United States Ambassador to Greece

July 2, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Monteagle Stearns to be Ambassador to Greece, vice Robert J. McCloskey, resigned.

Since 1979 Mr. Stearns has been vice president of the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. In 1976 - 79 he was Ambassador to the Republic of the Ivory Coast. In 1974 - 76 he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Athens. Mr. Stearns was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in 1973 - 74. In 1972 - 73 he attended the Bowie seminar at the Harvard University Center for International Affairs. In 1969 - 72 he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Vientiane and in 1967 - 69 served as political officer in London. In 1965 - 67 Mr. Stearns was Special Assistant to the Ambassador at Large in the Department of State. In 1963 - 65 he served as political officer in Leopoldville and in 1957 - 63 as political officer in Athens.

Mr. Stearns graduated from Columbia University (B.A., 1948). He is fluent in French and Greek.

Mr. Stearns is married, has six children, and resides in Pasadena, Calif. He was born December 5, 1924, in Cambridge, Mass.