Nominations, July 7, 1981

Nomination of Ford Barney Ford To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

July 7, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ford Barney Ford to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, vice Robert B. Lagather, retired.

Since 1978 Mr. Ford has been vice president of the California Institute for Industrial and Governmental Relations in Sacramento, Calif. He was chairman and public member of the California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board in 1973 - 78; deputy secretary, California Resources Agency, in 1967 - 73; executive director and chief consultant, the Senate Fact Finding Committee on Natural Resources, in 1959 - 67; associate administrative analyst, Joint Legislative Committee, in 1955 - 59; and an inspector with the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in 1948 - 55.

Mr. Ford graduated from the University of California (B.S., 1948) and attended the Virginia Military Institute. He served in the U.S. Army in 1943 - 46.

Mr. Ford is married, has two grown children, and resides in Citrus Heights, Calif. He was born November 19, 1922, in Norton, Va.

Nomination of Tom C. Korologos To Be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

July 7, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Tom C. Korologos to be a member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 1984, vice John Hope Franklin, term expired.

Since 1975 Mr. Korologos has been vice president and director of legislative affairs of Timmons and Co., Inc., a consulting firm representing corporate and association clients in the area of government relations. He was director of congressional relations in the office of the President-elect in 1980 - 81. Mr. Korologos was Deputy Assistant to the President for Senate Relations for 4 years under Presidents Nixon and Ford. Previously he served as assistant to Senator Wallace Bennett (R-Utah) for 8 years.

Mr. Korologos graduated from the University of Utah (B.A., 1956) and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (M.A., 1958). He served in the U.S. Air Force in 1956 - 57.

Mr. Korologos is married, has three children, and resides in Great Falls, Va. He was born April 6, 1933, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Nomination of Michael J. Connally To Be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

July 7, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael J. Connally to be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term of 4 years, vice Leroy D. Clark, resigned.

Since 1977 Mr. Connally has served as labor counsel to the General Motors Corp., Detroit, Mich. In 1973 - 76 he was with the firm of Berry, Moorman, King, Lott & Cook of Detroit, Mich. He specialized in labor law representing both large and small employers.

Mr. Connally has published various guides on equal employment. He graduated from Regis College, Denver, Colo. (B.A., 1970), University of Mississippi (J.D., 1973), and Wayne State University Law School (LL.M., 1976).

Mr. Connally resides in Grosse Point Park, Mich. He was born March 26, 1949, in Detroit, Mich.

Nomination of James E. Yonge To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

July 7, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate James E. Yonge to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, vice Thibaut de Saint Phalle.

Mr. Yonge has been a partner with the firm of Yonge & Halpern of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., since 1979. Since 1978 he has been vice chairman, secretary, and director of Q-Masters, Inc., a Florida corporation which owns and operates restaurants, and director of North Ridge Bank in Ft. Lauderdale. Prior to 1978 Mr. Yonge was a partner with the firm of Scruby, Yonge, Cobb & Waite of Orange Park, Fla. He has been actively involved in property development and home construction in Florida. In 1959 - 61 he was, first, general counsel to the Florida Senate Committee on Finance and Taxation, then general counsel to the Florida House Committee on Finance and Taxation. Mr. Yonge was assistant attorney general, State of Florida, in 1957.

Mr. Yonge organized the Bank of Orange Park, a Florida banking corporation, and First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Clay County, Fla.

Mr. Yonge graduated from Stetson University, De Land, Fla. (B.S., 1954) and the University of Florida (LL.B., 1957). He resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was born January 12, 1932, in Miami, Fla.