Nominations & Appointments, September 4, 1981

Nomination of Thomas Aranda, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Uruguay

September 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas Aranda, Jr., of Arizona, to be Ambassador to Uruguay. He would succeed Lyle Franklin Lane.

Mr. Aranda served in the United States Air Force as lieutenant colonel in 1955 - 60. He was an attorney with law firms in Phoenix, Ariz. -- Hiser and Aranda (1968 - 69), DePrima and Aranda (1969 - 70), DePrima, Aranda and DeLeon (1970 - 76), Thomas Aranda, Jr., private practice (1977 - 79), and Aranda and Fisher (1979 to present). In 1976 - 77 he was Special Assistant to President Ford. He also served as special adviser to the Chairman of the Inter-American Defense Board. He was appointed by President Ford as a member of the National Advisory Council on Extension and Continuing Education and the National Advisory Council on Equality of Educational Opportunity. He served as legal counsel for the Department of Foreign Relations of the Republic of Mexico and for the Arizona State Republican Party.

Mr. Aranda graduated from the University of Arizona (B.S., 1946; J.D., 1967). He is married, has two children, and resides in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born April 9, 1934, in Nogales, Ariz.

Nomination of Joseph Verner Reed, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Morocco

September 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Joseph Verner Reed, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco. He would succeed Angier Biddle Duke.

Mr. Reed was an assistant to the President of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 1961 - 63. Since 1963 he has been with the Chase Manhattan Bank of North America in New York, N.Y., serving successively as assistant to the director (1963 - 68), vice president and executive assistant to Chairman David Rockefeller in (1969 - 81), and vice president and adviser to the chairman (1981 to present). Since February 1981 he has also been senior advisor to the Chairman of the United States Business Committee for Jamaica. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Reed graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1961). He is married, has two children, and resides in Greenwich, Conn. He was born December 17, 1937, in New York, N.Y.

Nomination of Faith Ryan Whittlesey To Be United States Ambassador to Switzerland

September 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Faith Ryan Whittlesey, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to Switzerland. She would succeed Richard David Vine.

Mrs. Whittlesey was a substitute teacher in the Philadelphia School District of Pennsylvania in 1962 - 64. She was with the Pennsylvania Department of Justice as special assistant attorney general (1964 - 65) and as special assistant attorney general in the Department of Public Welfare (1967 - 70). In 1965 she was law clerk to the Honorable Francis L. Van Dusen of the United States District Court (Eastern District of Pennsylvania). In 1972 - 76 she served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Since 1976 she has been a member of the Delaware County Council in Media, Pa. Also, since 1980 she has been an attorney in the law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen of Philadelphia.

Mr. Whittlesey graduated from Wells College (B.A., 1960) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1963). In 1962 she attended the Academy of International Law at The Hague, Netherlands. Mrs. Whittlesey is a widow and has three children. She resides in Haverford, Pa., and was born February 21, 1939, in Jersey City, N.J.

Appointment of Nancy Clark Reynolds as United States Representative on the Commission on the Status of Women of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

September 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint Nancy Clark Reynolds to be Representative of the United States of America on the Commission on the Status of Women of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. She would succeed Koryne Kaneski Horbal.

Following graduation from Goucher College (B.A., 1949), Ms. Reynolds became the assistant director of admissions in 1949 - 50. In 1954 - 58 she was a news reporter and panelist for WBAL - TV and radio in Baltimore, Md. In 1958 she moved to Boise, Idaho, and hosted and produced ``Periscope'' at KTVB. She became the first woman coanchor of KPIX - TV in San Francisco in 1962, and while there she was employed by the CBS television network as a floor correspondent for the Republican and Democrat conventions in 1964. In 1966 - 75 she was assistant press secretary to the Governor of California and served 4 years as a special assistant to the Governor, responsible for press conferences and special events. After leaving the Governor's office, she became an account executive with Deaver and Hannaford, a Los Angeles public relations firm. In 1966 - 67 she was the associate director of national affairs for the Boise Cascade Corp. She is currently serving as vice president of national affairs at the Bendix Corp. in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Reynolds is a recipient of America's Outstanding Women in Business and Labor Award from the Women's Equity Action League. She resides in Alexandria, Va., and was born June 26, 1927, in Pocatello, Idaho.

Nomination of Donald James Quigg To Be Deputy Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks

September 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald James Quigg to be Deputy Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, Department of Commerce. He would succeed Lutrelle F. Parker.

Since 1945 Mr. Quigg has been employed in the patent division of the Phillips Petroleum Co. He was technical assistant specialist in 1945 - 46, staff patent attorney in 1946 - 50, senior patent attorney, section chief, in 1950 - 54, associate patent counsel and chief, legal branch, in 1954 - 71, and patent counsel since 1971. Previous to 1945, he was in the private practice of law.

Mr. Quigg graduated from Oklahoma University (B.A., 1937) and Kansas City University (now University of Missouri at Kansas City) (J.D., 1940). He served in the U.S. Army in 1942 - 45. Mr. Quigg is married, has two children, and resides in Bartlesville, Okla. He was born April 28, 1916, in Kansas City, Mo.

Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel To Be Deputy Administrator of Veterans Affairs

September 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles Timothy Hagel to be Deputy Administrator of Veterans Affairs.

Mr. Hagel is presently serving as deputy commissioner general of the 1982 World's Fair (Energy Expo '82) to be held in Knoxville, Tenn. In 1977 - 81 he was manager, Government Affairs Office, Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., in Washington, D.C. In 1971 - 77 he was administrative assistant to U.S. Representative John Y. McCollister (R-Nebr.).

Mr. Hagel served in the U.S. Army for 2 years, when he won the American Spirit Honor Medal. While with the Ninth Infantry Division in South Vietnam in 1968, he was awarded the Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantry Badge, and Army Commendation Medal. He is a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Hagel graduated from Brown Institute for Radio and Television in Minneapolis, Minn. He then graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (B.S.). He was born October 4, 1946, in North Platte, Nebr. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Nomination of Susan Meredith Phillips To Be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

September 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Susan Meredith Phillips to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the term expiring April 13, 1985. She would succeed Read P. Dunn, Jr.

Since 1978 Dr. Phillips has been an associate professor with the finance department of the University of Iowa. She served as interim assistant vice president of finance and university services in 1979 - 80. Since 1980 she has been associate vice president of finance and university services. Dr. Phillips was a Brookings economic policy fellow in 1976 - 77, an SEC economic fellow in 1977 - 78, and directorate of economic and policy research, Securities and Exchange Commission. She was an assistant professor at the University of Iowa in 1974 - 78 and at Louisiana State University in 1973 - 74.

Dr. Phillips graduated from Agnes Scott College (B.A., 1967) and Louisiana State University (M.S., 1971; Ph. D., 1973). She resides in Iowa City, Iowa. She was born December 23, 1944, in Richmond, Va.

Nomination of Jeffrey S. Bragg To Be Federal Insurance Administrator

September 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey S. Bragg to be Federal Insurance Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. He would succeed Gloria Cusumano Jimenez.

Since 1976 Mr. Bragg has been director of public affairs, Ohio Medical Indemnity Mutual Corp., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Central Ohio. In 1973 - 76 he was legislative representative with the Nationwide Insurance Companies and Affiliates. He was clerk, Ohio House of Representatives, in 1972 - 73.

Mr. Bragg graduated from Ohio State University (B.A., 1971). In 1981 he was elected to the executive board of the Industry Advisory Committee, Conference of Insurance Legislators. He is a member of the board of governors of the Ohio Medical Professional Liability Underwriting Association.

Mr. Bragg resides in Columbus, Ohio. He was born January 21, 1949, in Northampton, Mass.

Appointment of Rodney N. Searle as Chairman of the Upper Mississippi River Basin Commission

September 4, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint Rodney N. Searle to be Chairman of the Upper Mississippi River Basin Commission. He would succeed Neil S. Haugerud.

Mr. Searle has been a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives since 1956. He served on the House Appropriations Committee for 22 years and was chairman of the education division of the House Appropriations Committee for 10 years. He was minority leader in 1975 - 78 and speaker of the House of Representatives in 1979.

Mr. Searle graduated from Mankato State College (B.A., 1960). He is married, has three children, and resides in Waseca, Minn. He was born July 17, 1920, in Camden, N.J.