Nominations, July 22, 1981

Nomination of Three Members of the Mississippi River Commission, and Designation of President

July 22, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Mississippi River Commission:

Brig. Gen. Richard S. Kem is Division Engineer, United States Army Engineer Division, Ohio River, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was Deputy Director of Civil Works, Office of the Chief of Engineers, in 1980; Deputy Assistant Chief of Engineers, Office of the Chief of Engineers, in 1979 - 80; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineer, Headquarters, United States Army Europe, in 1979; Chief Installation and Construction Division, Office, Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineer, Headquarters, United States Army Europe, in 1978 - 79; Commander, 7th Engineer Brigade, and Commander, Ludwigsburg-Kornwestheim Military Community, United States and Europe, in 1976 - 78; Chief, Public Affairs, Office of the Chief of Engineers, Washington, in 1975 - 76; Assistant to the Director of the Army Staff, Office, Chief of Staff, Washington, in 1974 - 75; Personnel Management Officer, Colonels Division, Officer, Personnel Management Directorate, United States Army Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, Va., in 1972 - 74. General Kem graduated from the United States Military Academy (B.S.), the University of Illinois (M.S.), and George Washington University (M.S.). He is a recipient of the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Air Medal. General Kem was born August 9, 1934, in Richmond, Ind.

Maj. Gen. William E. Read, to be designated President of the Mississippi River Commission, is Division Engineer, United States Army Engineer Division, Lower Mississippi Valley, Vicksburg, Miss. He was Assistant Chief of Engineers, Office of the Chief of Engineers, Washington, in 1978 - 80; Division Engineer, United States Army Engineer Division, Missouri River, Omaha, Nebr., in 1976 - 78; Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Aviation Systems Command, St. Louis, in 1974 - 76; Director, Procurement and Production, United States Army Aviation Systems Command, St. Louis, in 1972 - 74; District Engineer, United States Army Engineer District, Tulsa, Okla., in 1971 - 72; Commander, Task Force Ivy, United States Army, Pacific-Vietnam, in 1970 - 71; Commander, Division Support Command, 4th Infantry Division, United States Army, Pacific-Vietnam, in 1970; and member, Civil Engineering Branch, Services Division, J - 4 Directorate, Organization, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, in 1969 - 70. General Read graduated from the United States Military Academy (B.S.) and the University of Illinois (M.S.). He is a recipient of the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medals, and the Army Commendation Medal. General Read was born May 17, 1927, in Charlotte, N.C.

Maj. Gen. Hugh G. Robinson is Division Engineer, United States Army Engineer Division, Southwestern, Dallas, Tex. He was Deputy Director of Civil Works, Office, Chief of Engineers, Washington, in 1978 - 80; District Engineer, Army Engineer District, Los Angeles, Calif., in 1976 - 78; Commander, Army Engineer School Brigade, Ft. Belvoir, Va., in 1974 - 76; Commander, 3d Regiment, United States Corps of Cadets, United States Military Academy, in 1973 - 74; Executive Officer/Operations Officer, 3d Regiment, United States Corps of Cadets, United States Military Academy, in 1972 - 73; and Staff Officer, Regional Capabilities Branch, War Plans for Military Operations, Washington, in 1969 - 70. General Robinson graduated from the United States Military Academy (B.S.) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S.). He is a recipient of the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Medals, and the Army Commendation Medal. General Robinson was born August 4, 1932, in Washington, D.C.

Nomination of Three Members of the California Debris Commission

July 22, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the California Debris Commission:

Col. Paul Bazilwich, Jr., is District Engineer, United States Army Engineer District, San Francisco, Calif. He was Deputy Division Engineer, United States Army Engineer Division, North Atlantic, New York, N.Y., in 1978 - 80; Staff Officer, School Brigade, United States Army Engineer School, Ft. Belvoir, Va., in 1976 - 78; Battalion Commander, 11th Engineer Battalion, in 1976; Deputy Commander/Director, United States Army Facilities Engineering Support Agency, Ft. Belvoir, in 1974 - 76; and Deputy District Engineer, United States Army Engineer District, Anchorage, Alaska, in 1970 - 74. Colonel Bazilwich graduated from the United States Military Academy (B.S.) and the University of Illinois (M.S.). He is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Parachutist Badge. Colonel Bazilwich was born January 21, 1933, in Belle Vernon, Pa.

Brig. Gen. Homer Johnstone, Jr., is Division Engineer, United States Army Engineer Division, South Pacific, San Francisco, Calif. He was Commander, Defense Contract Administration Services Region, New York, in 1979 - 80; Engineer, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command, Korea/United States Forces Korea/Eighth United States Army, in 1977 - 79; Engineer, United States Army Engineer District, Wilmington, N.C., in 1974 - 77; Operations Research Analyst, Wheels Study Group, Office of the Chief of Staff, United States Army, Washington, in 1972 - 73; Commander, 8th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam, in 1970 - 71; and Civil Engineer Staff Officer, Engineer Division, Logistics Directorate, United States Strike Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., in 1968 - 70. General Johnstone graduated from the United States Military Academy (B.S.), the University of California (M.S.), Command and General Staff College (M.M.S.), and George Washington University (D.B.A.). He is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Legion of Merit. General Johnstone was born August 23, 1935, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Col. Paul F. Kavanaugh is District Engineer, United States Army Engineer District, Sacramento, Calif. He was Chief, Concepts and Organization Branch, Combat Development and Force Modernization Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, United States Army Forces Command, Ft. McPherson, Ga., in 1976 - 79; Engineer Staff Officer, United States Army Pacific Support Office, Defense Nuclear Agency, Honolulu, in 1975 - 76; Commander, 84th Engineer Battalion (Construction), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, in 1973 - 75; Nuclear Weapons Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, in 1970 - 73; and Assistant Division Engineer, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam, in 1969 - 70. Colonel Kavanaugh is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. He was graduated from Norwich University (B.S.) and Oklahoma State University (M.S.). Colonel Kavanaugh was born August 19, 1934, in Boston, Mass.

Nomination of J. Paul McGrath To Be an Assistant Attorney General

July 22, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Paul McGrath to be an Assistant Attorney General (Civil Division), Department of Justice, vice Alice Daniel.

Since his graduation from law school, Mr. McGrath has been in the general practice of law with the firm of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer and Wood in New York City. He concentrated mainly on litigation, especially antitrust, securities, and various other Federal court litigation for major corporate clients.

Mr. McGrath graduated from Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass. (A.B., 1962) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1965). He resides in Montclair, N.J. He was born September 9, 1940, in Rochester, N.Y.

Nomination of Matthew N. Novick To Be Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency

July 22, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Matthew N. Novick to be Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency, vice Inez Smith Reid.

Since 1980 Mr. Novick has been Director, Office of Technical Assistance, Department of the Interior. He was Deputy Director for Finance and Administration with the Department in 1978 - 80; Financial Manager and Budget Officer under the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management in 1974 - 78; and Budget Analyst, Office of the Director of Procurement, Department of Defense, in 1971 - 74. Previously he served as an auditor in the United States Army.

Mr. Novick graduated from Benjamin Franklin University (B.C.S., 1963) and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (1971). He resides in Washington, D.C., and was born December 3, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y.