Appointment of Five Members of the President's Commission on Housing
January 13, 1982
The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members
of the President's Commission on Housing:
Herbert Barness is chairman of the board, the Barness Organization, Warrington, Pa. Mr. Barness
specializes in all phases of real estate financing, brokerage, development, and property
management. He is married, has two children, and resides in Doylestown, Pa. He was born
December 1, 1923.
Robert. G. Boucher is president and chairman of the board, 1st Denver Mortgage Co., Denver,
Colo. Mr. Boucher is immediate past president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.
He is married, has three children, and resides in Englewood, Colo. He was born April 25,
Robert F. Hatch is executive vice president, Cambrian Energy Systems, Inc., Culver City, Calif.
Mr. Hatch was vice president and member of the board of directors, George Elkins Co., a
diversified real estate company in 1978 - 79. He is married, has three children, and resides in Los
Angeles, Calif. He was born August 27, 1934.
Charles E. Klumb has been president, Klumb Lumber Co., Biloxi, Miss., since 1953. Mr. Klumb is
past president of the North American Wholesale Lumber Association and the Mississippi Lumber
Manufacturers. He is married, has four children, and resides in Biloxi. He was born August 19,
Sherman R. Lewis, Jr., is president and director of Shearson Loeb Rhoades, Inc., New York,
N.Y. Previously Mr. Lewis was vice chairman, cochief executive officer, Loeb Rhoades,
Hornblower & Co. He is married, has four children, and resides in Ridgewood, N.J. He was born
December 11, 1936.
Nomination of Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton To Be United States Ambassador to Nicaragua
January 13, 1982
The President today announced his intention to nominate Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton, of
Washington, to be Ambassador to Nicaragua. He would succeed Lawrence A. Pezzullo.
Mr. Quainton entered the Foreign Service in 1959 as visa-commercial officer in Sydney. From
1962 to 1963, he attended Hindi language studies at the Foreign Service Institute. He was
economic officer in Karachi (1963 - 64), in Islamabad (1964 - 66), and political and economic
officer in New Delhi (1966 - 69). In the Department he was Senior Political Officer for India from
1969 to 1972. He was political officer in Paris (1972 - 73), and Deputy Chief of Mission in
Kathmandu (1973 - 76). He was Ambassador to the Central African Republic from 1976 to 1978.
From 1978 to 1981, he was Director of the Office for Combatting Terrorism, with the rank of
Ambassador, in the Department.
Mr. Quainton graduated (B.A.) in 1955 from Princeton University and received his B. Litt. in
1958 from Oxford University, England. He was born April 4, 1934, in Seattle, Wash.
Nomination of John W. Crutcher To Be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission
January 13, 1982
The President today announced his intention to nominate John W. Crutcher to be a Commissioner
of the Postal Rate Commission for a term expiring October 16, 1986.
Mr. Crutcher is currently an investment manager. From 1979 to 1980, he served as office
manager on the Dole for President Committee, and from 1977 to 1979, he was with the National
Transportation Study Commission. From 1975 to 1977, he was Director of the Bureau of
Outdoor Recreation, Department of Interior. He was administrative assistant to U.S. Senator Bob
Dole (1974 - 75); Director of the Division of State and Local Government, OEO (1969 - 74); and
Lieutenant Governor of Kansas from 1965 to 1969.
Mr. Crutcher graduated from the University of Kansas (B.S.) in 1940. He was born December 16,
1916, in Ensign, Kans., and is a resident of Alexandria, Va.
Nomination of Frederic Arnold Eidsness, Jr., To Be an Assistant Administrator of the
Environmental Protection Agency
January 13, 1982
The President today announced his intention to nominate Frederic Arnold Eidsness, Jr., to be
Assistant Administrator for Water Programs, Environmental Protection Agency.
Since December 1978, Mr. Eidsness has been vice president in charge of environmental
management services with BMML, Inc. From 1975 to 1978, he was director, comprehensive
planning, at Larimer-Weld Regional Council of Governments in Loveland, Colo. From 1970 to
1973, he was with the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, Environmental Protection
Agency, Region IV, in Atlanta, Ga. From 1968 to 1970, he served in the United States Navy and
in 1967 was air pollution control engineer with the County Health Department in Palm Beach,
Mr. Eidsness graduated in 1967 from Vanderbilt University with a degree in civil (sanitary)
engineering and has attended the University of the Americas, Mexico City (1963), and the
University of Madrid, Spain (1966).
Mr. Eidsness was born December 1, 1944, in Jacksonville, Fla., is married, and resides in