Nominations, October 28, 1982

Nomination of Edward M. Elmendorf To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education

October 28, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward M. Elmendorf to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. He would succeed Thomas Patrick Melady.

Since August 1981, he has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Student Financial Aid Assistance, Department of Education. He has served in various positions with Johnson State College in Johnson, Vt., since 1966. He was president in 1974 - 1980 and vice president for administration in 1973 - 1974. He served as acting president from January until June of 1974. In 1966 - 1972, he was dean of admissions, financial aid and housing, and assistant to the president and director of summer sessions. Mr. Elmendorf was a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts in 1972 - 1973.

He graduated from Hartwick College (B.S., 1961), Springfield College (M.Ed., 1966), and the University of Massachusetts (Ed.D., 1975). He is married, has two children, and resides in Springfield, Va. He was born August 1, 1939.

Nomination of Victor M. F. Reyes To Be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission

October 28, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Victor M. F. Reyes to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission, Department of Justice, for a term of 6 years. He would succeed Richard T. Mulcrone.

He is currently serving as Administrative Hearing Examiner with the Parole Commission, U.S. Department of Justice. He was Parole Hearing Examiner for the U.S. Parole Commission in 1974 - 1979. He was coordinator of the Arizona Mutual Agreement Programming Project for the American Correctional Association in 1972 - 1974. He was director of the Cochise Hall Accelerated Protective Services Project at the Arizona State Industrial School in Fort Grant, Ariz., in 1970 - 1972. He was correctional program officer, Arizona State Department of Corrections, in 1969 - 1970 and adult parole officer at the Arizona Board of Pardons and Parole in 1968 - 1969. In 1963 - 1968, he served as State juvenile parole officer for Arizona State Industrial School.

He graduated from the University of Arizona (B.S., 1966; M.P.A., 1970). He served in the United States Air Force in 1951 - 1955. He is married, has three children, and resides in Richardson, Tex. He was born December 16, 1931.

Nomination of Paul D. Wolfowitz To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

October 28, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul D. Wolfowitz to be Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs). He would succeed John H. Holdridge.

Dr. Wolfowitz has been serving as the Director of Policy Planning for the Department of State since January 1981. Prior to that he was a professor in the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He has served in government in various capacities: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Regional Planning), 1977 - 1980; and in several positions at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1973 - 1976, including Special Assistant to SALT and Deputy Assistant Director of ACDA. Prior to his government work, Dr. Wolfowitz was a professor at Yale University (1970 - 1973).

Dr. Wolfowitz received his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago in 1972. He is a resident of Washington, D.C., and was born on December 22, 1943.