Nominations, September 30, 1981

Nomination of James R. Ambrose To Be Under Secretary of the Army

September 30, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate James R. Ambrose to be Under Secretary of the Army. He would succeed Harry Spiro, Jr.

Mr. Ambrose was employed during World War II and until 1955 at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), where he was involved in the early development of ship and airborne radar systems, semiconductors, nuclear weapons and reactors. In 1955 he joined the Lockheed Corp., missile systems division, where he studied and proposed efforts on satellites and ballistic missile projects. In late 1955 he became one of the principals in a new systems engineering firm, Systems Research Corp., which was subsequently acquired by Ford Motor Co. This acquisition was later merged with Philco Corp., and is currently operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford, called Ford Aerospace and Communications Corp. Mr. Ambrose has spent over 36 years in these organizations in technical management assignments primarily related to defense equipment and systems, space programs, and major communications, command, and control systems. For the last 13 years of his career prior to retirement, he was vice president for technical affairs for Ford Aerospace and Communications Corp.

Mr. Ambrose graduated from the University of Maine (1943) and attended Georgetown, Catholic University, and the University of Maryland. He is a widower and has four married sons. Mr. Ambrose was born August 16, 1922, in Brewer, Maine.

Nomination of Jay Raymond Sculley To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Army

September 30, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jay Raymond Sculley to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research, Development and Acquisition). He would succeed Percy Anthony Pierre.

Since 1978 Mr. Sculley has been head of the department of civil engineering at Virginia Military Institute (VMI). Previously he was associate professor of civil engineering at VMI in 1975 - 78 and assistant professor of civil engineering in 1970 - 73. In 1974 - 75 he was general manager, Corrugated Services, Inc., in Dallas, Tex. He was a design engineer and engineering consultant in 1965 - 69. Mr. Sculley was a civil engineer in the United States Air Force in 1962 - 65.

Mr. Sculley graduated from Virginia Military Institute (B.S., 1962) and Johns Hopkins University (M.S.E., 1970; Ph. D., 1974). He was born August 6, 1940, in Englewood, N.J., and resides in Lexington, Va.

Appointment of Christopher C. DeMuth as Administrator for Information and Regulatory Affairs and as Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief

September 30, 1981

Christopher C. DeMuth was today appointed Administrator for Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget. The President also announced the appointment of Mr. DeMuth to be Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief.

Since 1977 Mr. DeMuth has been lecturer in public policy at the Harvard School of Government and director of the Harvard Faculty Project on Regulation, which has conducted research on health, environmental, and economic regulation. He is the author of several articles on regulation and other aspects of government policy.

Following college, he served as staff assistant to the President in 1969 - 70, working first on urban policy matters and then as chairman of a White House task force on environmental policy. After leaving the White House in September 1971 to attend law school, he served as a member of the Legal Advisory Committee to the Council on Environmental Quality and of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee for the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.

He practiced regulatory, antitrust, and general corporate law with the firm of Sidley & Austin, in Chicago, in 1973 - 76. In 1976 - 77 he was Associate General Counsel of the Consolidated Rail Corp. (Conrail) in Philadelphia.

Mr. DeMuth graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1968) and the University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1973). He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1973. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Economic Association, and the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a contributing editor of the American Spectator. He is married to Susan Ann DeMuth, M.D. They have two children and reside in the District of Columbia. He was born August 5, 1946, in Kenilworth, Ill.