Nominations, February 2, 1982

Nomination of James W. Winchester To Be Associate Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

February 2, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate James W. Winchester to be Associate Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. He would succeed George S. Benton.

Since 1977 Mr. Winchester has been a consultant and owner of Business & Engineering Consultants, Inc. Previously he was Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Data Buoy Office, St. Louis, Mo., in 1972 - 77; vice president and general manager, Oceanographic Services, Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1966 - 72; head, field projects, Office of Naval Research, in 1956 - 66; and research associate, the Johns Hopkins University, in 1955 - 56.

He graduated from the American University (M.A.), the Johns Hopkins University (M.A.), and Furman University (B.S.). He is married and resides in Pass Christian, Miss. He was born November 7, 1916, in Central, S.C.

Nomination of Samuel K. Lessey, Jr., To Be Inspector General of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation

February 2, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Samuel K. Lessey, Jr., to be Inspector General, United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation, for a term of 7 years.

Mr. Lessey is a private investor and a brigadier general in the United States Air Force Reserve. He was vice president, Shearson, Hammill & Co., an investment banking and brokerage firm, in 1968 - 74. Previously he was vice president and director of the National Aviation Corp., a closed-end investment company specializing in aerospace and airline securities, in 1957 - 68.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy (B.S., 1945); Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1951); and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1956). He resides in Hancock, N.H. Mr. Lessey was born October 9, 1923, in Newark, N.J.

Nomination of Robert W. Gambino To Be Deputy Inspector General of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation

February 2, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert W. Gambino to be Deputy Inspector General, United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation, for a term of 7 years.

Mr. Gambino served in the Central Intelligence Agency for over 20 years, involved in support, collection, and operational programs. During his last 5 years with the Agency, Mr. Gambino was Director of Security. He resigned in February 1980.

He graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1951) and George Washington University (J.D., 1958; M.A., 1968). He resides in Vienna, Va., and was born November 16, 1926, in Martinsburg, W. Va.