Nominations & Appointments, February 12, 1982

Nomination of Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., To Be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

February 12, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., to be a member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for the remainder of the term expiring July 1, 1982 and for the term expiring July 1, 1985. He would succeed Jean McKee. Upon confirmation, the President intends to designate Mr. Feulner Chairman.

Since 1977 Mr. Feulner has been president of the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. He served briefly as executive vice president in 1977. Previously, he was executive director, the Republican Study Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, in 1974 - 77; legislative assistant, administrative assistant, and special assistant to Representative Philip M. Crane (R - Ill.), in 1970 - 77; and was public affairs fellow, Hoover Institute, Stanford, Calif., in 1967.

Mr. Feulner graduated from Regis College, Denver, Colo. (B.S., 1963) and Wharton School of Commerce and Finance, University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A., 1974). He is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born August 12, 1941, in Chicago, Ill.

Nomination of Hershey Gold To Be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

February 12, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Hershey Gold to be a member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 1984. He would succeed Neil Sherburne.

Mr. Gold is chairman of the board, Super Yarn Mart, in Los Angeles, Calif. He is also a general partner with the Commercial Business Credit Co. and Shenandoah Properties.

He is chairman of the State of Israel Bonds for the greater Los Angeles area and is national vice president and member of the international board of directors of Shaare Zedek Medical Center of Jerusalem, Israel.

Mr. Gold is married, has two children, and resides in Los Angeles, Calif. He was born August 21, 1920, in Chicago, Ill.

Nomination of Alfred S. Bloomingdale To Be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

February 12, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alfred S. Bloomingdale to be a member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for the remainder of the term expiring July 1, 1982 and for the term expiring July 1, 1985. He would succeed Mae Sue Talley.

Mr. Bloomingdale is a corporation executive in New York City. He was chairman of the board of directors of Diners' Club in 1964 - 70.

He is married, has two children, and resides in New York and Los Angeles, Calif. He was born April 15, 1916, in New York.

Nomination of Clarence Thomas To Be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

February 12, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Clarence Thomas to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 1986. He would succeed Eleanor Holmes Norton. Upon confirmation, the President intends to designate Mr. Thomas Chairman.

Mr. Thomas is currently serving as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education. He was legislative assistant to Senator John C. Danforth (R-Mo.) in 1979 - 81; an attorney at the Monsanto Co. in 1977 - 79; and Assistant Attorney General of Missouri in 1974 - 77.

Mr. Thomas graduated from Holy Cross College and is a member of the board of trustees of that institution. He also graduated from Yale Law School (J.D., 1974). He was born June 23, 1948, in Savannah, Ga.

Appointment of Frank G. Zarb as a Member of the Advisory Committee on Federal Pay

February 12, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint Frank G. Zarb to be a member of the Advisory Committee on Federal Pay for a term expiring January 20, 1988. He would succeed Roy L. Ash.

Mr. Zarb is currently a general partner at Lazard Freres & Co., where he supervises a broad range of international investment banking activities. Previously, he held senior management posts at a New York-based investment banking organization, now named Shearson Loeb Rhoades. Mr. Zarb was Administrator, Federal Energy Administration, and Assistant to the President for Energy Affairs in 1974 - 77. He was Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget in 1973 - 74 and Assistant Secretary of Labor in 1971 - 72.

Mr. Zarb is married, has two children, and resides in Port Washington, N.Y. He was born February 17, 1935, in New York City.

Appointment of John F. W. Rogers as Deputy Assistant to the President for Management

February 12, 1982

The President today announced the appointment of John F. W. Rogers to be Deputy Assistant to the President for Management.

Mr. Rogers was most recently Special Assistant to the President for Administration, where he has been responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations at the White House.

In his new position, he will assume greater management responsibility within the White House and Executive Office of the President (EOP). He will, at the same time, continue to serve as Director of the Office of Administration (a statutorily independent agency within the EOP) where he has responsibility for providing common administrative support to the various agencies of the Executive Office of the President. He will continue to act as the White House liaison with the General Services Administration, National Park Service, and Uniformed Division of the Secret Service.

During the Presidential transition, Mr. Rogers was executive assistant to James A. Baker III, director of the White House transition team.

Before joining the White House transition team, Mr. Rogers was assistant to the president for administration at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI). He joined the AEI staff in 1977 to help launch a new periodical, Public Opinion. He served on the editorial staff until he moved into the administrative ranks of the Institute.

In 1974 he joined the White House staff as a researcher and later became an assistant to the White House Communications Director, a post he held until January 1977.

Mr. Rogers is a graduate of George Washington University and recipient of the Trautman Scholarship. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Capitol Historic Society. He was born in Seneca Falls, N.Y., on April 15, 1956.