Nominations & Appointments, March 23, 1982

Nomination of John Hughes To Be an Associate Director of the International Communication Agency

March 23, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate John Hughes to be an Associate Director of the International Communication Agency for Broadcasting. In this capacity he will serve as Director of the Voice of America. He would succeed James B. Conkling, who has resigned.

Since July 1981 Mr. Hughes has been serving as an Associate Director of the International Communication Agency for Programs. He was president, publisher, and editor of Hughes Newspapers, Inc., Orleans, Mass., in 1979 - 1981. He founded the company in 1977. He was director and consultant, News-Journal, Wilmington, Del., in 1975 - 1978; radio correspondent for the Far East for Westinghouse Broadcasting Co. in 1964 - 1970; weekly television commentator, WBZ - TV, Boston, Mass., in 1962 - 1964. In 1954 - 1979 Mr. Hughes held a wide variety of positions with the Christian Science Monitor. He was Africa correspondent in 1955 - 1961; assistant overseas news editor in 1962 - 1964; Far East correspondent in 1964 - 1970; managing editor in 1970; editor in 1970 - 1976; and editor and manager in 1976 - 1979. In 1952 - 1954 he was South African correspondent for the Daily Express in London. Mr. Hughes was a reporter with the London Daily Mirror in 1950 - 1951.

Mr. Hughes attended Stationers' Company School in London, England, in 1941 - 1946. He was a Nieman fellow, Harvard University, in 1961 - 1962. Mr. Hughes was a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1967. He was director and president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1972 - 1980.

Mr. Hughes is married, has two children, and resides in Orleans, Mass. He was born April 28, 1930, in Neath, south Wales.

Nomination of 13 Members of the National Council on the Handicapped, and Designation of Chairman

March 23, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Council on the Handicapped, Department of Education. He also announced his intention to designate Joseph Dusenbury to be Chairman.

Joseph Dusenbury would succeed Mary P. Chambers. He has been with the South Carolina Vocational Department since 1960 and is now a commissioner. He resides in Columbia, S.C., and was born September 27, 1924.

Robert V. Bush would succeed Elizabeth M. Boggs. He is past president of the American Orthotic/Prosthetic Association. He resides in Albuquerque, N. Mex., and was born August 9, 1920.

H. Latham Breunig would succeed J. David Webb. He was with Eli Lilly and Co. for over 40 years. He is past president of Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf. He resides in Arlington, Va., and was born November 19, 1910.

Justin W. Dart, Jr., would succeed Edwin O. Opheim. From 1966 to 1981, he was involved in an independent living program involving teaching, guidance, and career planning for more than 45 disadvantaged and disabled persons. He resides in Austin, Tex., and was born September 29, 1930.

John S. Erthein would succeed Nelba R. Chavez. He is president of Erthein and Associates in Washington, D.C. He was born March 9, 1944.

Hunt Hamill would succeed Jack G. Duncan. He is president and director of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and a director of McGaw Medical Center at Northwestern University. He resides in Winnetka, Ill., and was born July 15, 1917.

Marian N. Koonce would succeed Odessa Komer. She is an owner and manager of Willowbrook Ranch. She resides in Santa Barbara, Calif., and was born September 11, 1924.

Nanette Fabray MacDougall (reappointment) is an actress. She currently serves on the boards of the National Captioning Institute and the Better Hearing Institute in Washington, D.C. She is past chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Education of the Deaf. She resides in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and was born October 27, 1920.

Michael Marge would succeed Howard A. Rusk. He is currently a professor of communicative disorders and child and family studies at Syracuse University. He resides in Fayetteville, N.Y., and was born October 26, 1928.

Sandra Swift Parrino would succeed Judith E. Heumann. She is currently director for the Office of the Disabled in Ossining, N.Y. She resides in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., and was born June 22, 1934.

Roxanne S. Vierra would succeed John P. Hourihan. She is currently a broker associate for the Devonshire Co. in Denver, Colo. She founded an organization designed to establish business ventures owned and operated by the mentally retarded. She resides in Littleton, Colo., and was born May 29, 1930.

Henry Viscardi, Jr., would succeed Thomas Joe. He is president emeritus of the Human Resources Center in Albertson, Long Island, N.Y. He has written several books on disabled persons. He resides in Kings Point, Long Island, N.Y., and was born May 10, 1912.

Alvis Kent Waldrep, Jr., would succeed Donald E. Galvin. He is founder and chief executive officer of the Kent Waldrep International Spinal Cord Research Foundation, Inc. He resides in Grand Prairie, Tex., and was born March 2, 1954.

Appointment of T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., as Assistant Counsellor to the President

March 23, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., to be Assistant Counsellor to the President. This appointment carries with it the commissioned rank of Deputy Assistant to the President. In his new position, Mr. Cribb will work directly with Counsellor to the President Edwin Meese III.

From the beginning of the Reagan administration to the present, Mr. Cribb has served as Assistant Director, Office of Cabinet Affairs, and Staff Assistant to the President. His duties have included managing issues through the Cabinet and Cabinet Council systems and providing a point of contact between the White House and offices of the Cabinet members.

During the transition, Mr. Cribb took a leave of absence from the firm of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer and Wood to serve as deputy director of the legal and administrative agencies group, office of executive branch management.

He was national director of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute in 1971 - 1977. He has also served as a consultant to the Heritage Foundation.

Mr. Cribb graduated from Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1970) and the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1980). He is 33 years old and resides in Arlington, Va.