Appointments & Nominations, March 3, 1982

Appointment of the Chairman, Director, and Deputy Director of the Private Sector Survey on Cost Control

March 3, 1982

The President today appointed J. Peter Grace as Chairman of the Private Sector Survey on Cost Control in the Federal Government.

Mr. Grace is chairman and chief executive officer of W. R. Grace and Co., an international chemical company founded more than a century ago. He joined W. R. Grace and Co. following his graduation from Yale University, holding the positions of secretary, director, vice president, president, and chief executive officer. He was elected to his present position in May 1981.

Throughout his career, he has been associated with numerous business organizations, public service groups, and educational institutions. He is a director of Citicorp and Citibank; Kennecott Corp.; Ingersoll-Rand Co.; Stone and Webster, Inc.; Brascan, Ltd.; Milliken and Co.; and Omnicars, Inc. He is also a trustee of the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co. and chairman of the board and director of Chemed Corp.

Mr. Grace's professional memberships include the Council on Foreign Relations, the Emergency Committee for American Trade (founding member), the Development Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the International Center for Economic Research, the International Center for Economic Policy Studies (director), the United States Council of the International Chamber of Commerce (trustee), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (director), and the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Fund, Inc. (chairman).

He is a trustee of the University of Notre Dame, member-trustee and president of Grace Institute, treasurer and trustee of the National Jewish Hospital and Research Center/National Asthma Center, and president and director of the Catholic Youth Organization of the Archdiocese of New York. He has been awarded honorary degrees by 11 institutions of higher learning and has been decorated by the Governments of Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru for his services to those nations. Mr. Grace is president and a member of the board of founders of the American Association of Master Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a knight Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, and a member of the Cardinal's Committee of the Laity.

Mr. Grace is the recipient of numerous awards and honors from professional, educational, and religious organizations. He was born in Manhasset, Long Island, in 1913, and resides on Long Island, N.Y.

The President also appointed James W. Nance as Director and Janet Colson as Deputy Director of the Private Sector Survey.

Nomination of Selwa Roosevelt To Have the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Chief of Protocol for the White House

March 3, 1982

The President announced today that Selwa Roosevelt will serve as Chief of Protocol for the White House and will be nominated to have the rank of Ambassador while so serving. She will succeed Leonore Annenberg, who has resigned.

A Washington hostess and journalist, Mrs. Roosevelt is married to Archibald Roosevelt, Jr., a grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt.

She is a graduate of Vassar College, class of 1950, and took her degree with honors in international relations. In Washington in the 1950's she wrote a column for the Washington Star called ``Diplomatically Speaking,'' in which she covered the State Department, the diplomatic corps, and official and state visits of dignitaries from all over the world.

She interrupted her own career to accompany her husband on various diplomatic missions overseas. She has resided in Istanbul, Turkey (1951 - 1953); in Madrid, Spain (1958 - 1961); and in London, England (1962 - 1967). In 1961 Mrs. Roosevelt was a special assistant to the head of the National Cultural Center, which later became the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Since 1967 Mrs. Roosevelt has lived in Washington continuously and worked as a freelance writer for the Washington Post. In addition, her articles have appeared in many magazines, among them the Family Circle, McCall's, and Town & Country. She became a contributing editor of Town & Country 3 years ago. From time to time, Mrs. Roosevelt has written about the art and significance of entertaining, especially in Washington. Her journalistic assignments have taken her to many countries in Europe, South America, North Africa, and the Middle East. She speaks fluent Spanish and has studied French.

Mrs. Roosevelt has served on the citizens' advisory board of Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center for the past 6 years and has written a number of medical articles, particularly about cancer and cancer research. Recently she was invited to join the board of the American-Italian Foundation for Cancer Research.

Her special Washington interests are the Folger Shakespeare Library, where she serves on the council, and the Children's Hearing and Speech Center (of Children's Hospital), where she was a board member for many years.

Born January 13, 1929, in Kingsport, Tenn., Mrs. Roosevelt lived there until her marriage in 1950. She and her husband reside in Washington, where he is a director of international relations for the Chase Manhattan Bank.

Appointment of M. E. Bradford as a Member of the Board of Foreign Scholarships

March 3, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint Dr. M. E. Bradford to be a member of the Board of Foreign Scholarships for a term expiring September 22, 1984. He would succeed Alfred Stern.

Dr. Bradford is currently professor, English department, at the University of Dallas, where he has been teaching since 1967. He was assistant professor of English, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, in 1964 - 1967. He was assistant and associate professor of English at Hardin-Simmons University in 1962 - 1964 and taught English at Vanderbilt University in 1959 - 1962.

He graduated from the University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1955; M.A., 1956) and Vanderbilt University (Ph. D., 1968). He is married, has one child, and resides in Irving, Tex. He was born May 8, 1934.

Appointment of Six Members of the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped

March 3, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following persons to be members of the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped.

Martin A. Adler, 57, is the director of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults. He resides in Pomona, N.Y. He would succeed Jansen Noyes for a term expiring December 21, 1986.

George A. Conn, 48, is Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services at the Department of Education. He resides in Millersville, Md.

Charles F. Drenz, 51, is a brigadier general assigned as Deputy Director (Contract Administration Services), Defense Logistics Agency. He resides in Springfield, Va.

Andrew A. Giordano, 49, is currently a rear admiral and is serving as Director, Material Division, on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations. He resides in Arlington, Va.

Donald C. J. Gray, 62, is Director of the Customer and Industry Relations Office, Federal Supply Service, at the General Services Administration. He resides in Potomac, Md.

Richard M. Hadsell, 41, is Executive Director for Operations at the Department of Commerce. He resides in Annandale, Va.