Nominations, November 22, 1982

Nomination of Harry N. Walters To Be Administrator of Veterans Affairs

November 22, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Harry N. Walters to be Administrator of Veterans Affairs. He would succeed Robert P. Nimmo.

Mr. Walters has been serving as Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), Department of Defense, since June 1981. Mr. Walters was president and chief executive officer of Potsdam Paper Corp. in Potsdam, N.Y., in 1977 - 1981; management consultant, Howard Paper Mills, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, in 1976 - 1977; executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Standard Paper Manufacturing Co., Richmond, Va., in 1975 - 1976; national sales and marketing manager, Plainwell Paper Co., in 1971 - 1973; and accounts manager for publication papers, Kimberly Clark Corp., in 1969 - 1971.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. (B.S., 1959), where he was fullback on the last undefeated Army football team and received honorable mention, All-American honors. He served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962. From 1960 to 1962, he served in Hawaii and Thailand with the First Battle Group, 35th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He then served in the U.S. Army Reserves from November 1962 to April 1968. In 1963 - 1964 he served in the U.S. Army Reserves Special Forces. The remainder of his tenure in the Army Reserves was spent in Ready Reserves.

He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, Va. He was born July 4, 1936.

Nomination of Donald L. Dotson To Be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, and Designation as Chairman

November 22, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald L. Dotson to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of 5 years expiring December 16, 1987. He would succeed John Harold Fanning. He will be designated Chairman upon appointment.

Mr. Dotson has been serving as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Labor Management Services since 1981. He was chief labor counsel for the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. in 1976 - 1981; labor attorney, Western Electric Co., Inc., corporate headquarters, in 1975 - 1976; and labor counsel for Westinghouse Electric Corp. and subsidiaries in 1973 - 1975. He served as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in 1968 - 1973.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina (B.A., 1960) and Wake Forest University (J.D., 1968). He has two children and resides in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born October 8, 1938.

Nomination of Patricia Diaz Dennis To Be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board

November 22, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Patricia Diaz Dennis to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board for the remainder of the term expiring August 27, 1986. She would succeed John R. Van de Water.

Since 1979 she has been serving as assistant attorney general for the American Broadcasting Co. She was an attorney for the American Broadcasting Co. in 1978 - 1979, attorney for Pacific Lighting Co. in 1976 - 1978, and associate attorney with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in 1973 - 1976.

She graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (A.B., 1970) and Loyola University of Los Angeles School of Law (J.D., 1973). She is married, has two children, and resides in Los Angeles, Calif. She was born October 2, 1946.

Nomination of John Carl Miller To Be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

November 22, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate John Carl Miller to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of 5 years. He would succeed H. Stephan Gordon.

He has been serving as Chief Counsel to the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board since 1981. Previously he served in the following positions: Administrative Law Judge, National Labor Relations Board, in 1977 - 1981; Solicitor, National Labor Relations Board, in 1972 - 1977; minority counsel, House Education and Labor Committee, in 1971 - 1972; supervisory attorney on the staff of Howard Jenkins in 1963 - 1971; and attorney-adviser for the National Labor Relations Board in 1959 - 1963.

He graduated from Bowling Green State University (B.A., B.S., 1950) and Georgetown Law School (LL.B., 1955; LL.M., 1957). He resides in Rockville, Md. He was born April 18, 1926.