Nominations & Appointments, July 14, 1981

Nomination of Dominick L. DiCarlo To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

July 14, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Dominick L. DiCarlo to be an Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters, vice K. Mathea Falco, resigned.

Mr. DiCarlo has been a member of the New York State Assembly since 1965, and a practicing attorney since 1954. In 1959 - 62 he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, during the last 2 years of which he was Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. Mr. DiCarlo was vice chairman of the New York Joint Legislative Committee on Crime in 1969 - 70 and the Select Committee on Correctional Institutions and Programs (Attica Investigation) in 1972 - 73. In 1971 - 74 he chaired the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Codes and was an ex-officio member of the New York State Law Revision Commission and the New York State Judicial Conference. In 1975 - 78 he was deputy minority leader of the New York State Assembly.

Mr. DiCarlo graduated from St. John's College, Brooklyn (B.A., 1950); St. John's University School of Law (LL.B., 1953); and New York University School of Law (LL.M., 1957).

Mr. DiCarlo is married, has four children, and resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was born March 11, 1928, in Brooklyn.

Nomination of Thomas R. Donnelly, Jr., To Be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services

July 14, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas R. Donnelly, Jr., to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Legislation), vice William B. Welsh.

Since 1974 Mr. Donnelly has been managing partner with the Washington firm of Louis C. Kramp & Associates, government relations counselors. He was president and chairman, TRD Associates, Inc., a public affairs counseling firm, in 1972 - 74; executive vice president, National Center for Voluntary Action, in 1970 - 72; and executive vice president, the United States Jaycees, in 1967 - 70. Prior to that position, Mr. Donnelly was with Air Products & Chemicals (Pittsburgh, Pa.) in 1963 - 65 and the Johns Manville Corp. in 1961 - 63.

Mr. Donnelly graduated from Princeton University (B.S.E., 1961). He is married, has three children, and resides in Springfield, Va. He was born May 23, 1939, in Steubenville, Ohio.

Nomination of William J. Dyess To Be United States Ambassador to the Netherlands

July 14, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate William J. Dyess, of Alabama, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, vice Geri M. Joseph, resigned.

Mr. Dyess entered the Foreign Service in 1958 and served in the Department as exchange program officer, and then intelligence research specialist. In 1960 - 61 he attended Serbo-Croatian language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was political officer in Belgrade (1961 - 63) and in Copenhagen (1963 - 65). In 1965 he attended Russian language training at the Foreign Service Institute. In 1966 - 68 he was administrative officer, then political officer, in Moscow and political officer at the United States Mission Berlin, in 1968 - 70. In the Department, he was international relations officer (1970 - 75), Executive Director of the Bureau of Public Affairs (1975 - 77), and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs (1977 - 80). Since 1980 he has been Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs.

Mr. Dyess graduated from the University of Alabama (B.A., 1950; M.A., 1951). He served in the U.S. Army in 1953 - 56. He received the Meritorious Honor Award in 1973. Mr. Dyess is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born August 1, 1929, in Troy, Ala.

Appointment of George Allen as a Member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

July 14, 1981

The President today announced the appointment of George Allen as a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, vice Alfred J. McGuire, resigned. The President also intends to appoint Mr. Allen Chairman.

Mr. Allen began his sports career as head football coach for Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and Whittier College in California, then becoming the defensive coach for the Chicago Bears. He was the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams until 1971 when he become head coach, vice president, and general manager of the Washington Redskins. He is currently a football commentator and analyst with CBS Sports.

Mr. Allen has been actively involved in civic affairs. He served as the national chairman of the National Alliance of Business' Summer Job Program and in 1974 was the recipient of the Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Award. In 1978 he received the Award for Patriotism from the American Law Enforcement Officers Association. He is the recipient of three Presidential commendations.

Mr. Allen graduated from the University of Michigan (B.A., 1947; M.A., 1948). Mr. Allen and his wife, Etty, have been married 28 years. They have four children and reside in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. He was born April 29, 1922, in Detroit, Mich.