Nominations, April 22, 1982

Nomination of D. Bruce Merrifield To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

April 22, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate D. Bruce Merrifield to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Productivity, Technology and Innovation). He would succeed Jordan J. Baruch.

Since 1977 he has been with the Continental Group in Stamford, Conn., and is currently serving as vice president of technology and venture management. He was vice president of technology for the Hooker Chemical Co. in 1968 - 1977. He was director of Petrolite Corp. in 1963 - 1968. Mr. Merrifield was manager of the Texas U.S. Chemical Co. in 1956 - 1963 and group leader for the Monsanto Co. in 1950 - 1956.

He graduated from Princeton University (B.S., 1942) and the University of Chicago (Ph. D., 1950). He is married and has three children. He resides in Darien, Conn., and was born June 13, 1921.

Nomination of Arthur J. Dellinger, Sr., To Be Deputy Inspector General of the Department of Energy

April 22, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Arthur J. Dellinger, Sr., to be Deputy Inspector General of the Department of Energy. He would succeed Thomas S. Williamson.

Since 1946 Mr. Dellinger has been senior partner of Dellinger and Dellinger, Certified Public Accountants, in Los Angeles, Calif. He served in the United States Army Air Corps in 1942 - 1946. He conducted practice as a public accountant in 1939 - 1942. He was with the Southern California Edison Co. in 1937 - 1939 and Bank of America in 1936 - 1937.

Mr. Dellinger attended LaSalle Extension University (1937 - 1942), the University of San Fernando Valley, College of Law (1966 - 1969), and graduated from the University of West Los Angeles, College of Law (LL.B., 1970). He is married and resides in Culver City, Calif. He was born December 12, 1917.