Nominations & Appointments, June 15, 1982

Nomination of Kay McMurray To Be Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

June 15, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Kay McMurray to be Federal Mediation and Conciliation Director. He would succeed Kenneth E. Moffett.

Mr. McMurray has been a consultant and arbitrator since 1977. He was a member of the National Mediation Board in 1972 - 1977 and served as Chairman for two terms during this period. He was executive administrator of the Air Line Pilots Association, International, in 1953 - 1971. He was assistant to the president of Inland Empire Insurance Co., Boise, Idaho, and legislative representative for the Western Highway Institute in Boise in 1949 - 1953. He was captain for United Air Lines in 1940 - 1949.

He graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1940) and attended the Graduate School of Business in 1947 - 1948. He is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, Md. He was born March 18, 1918.

Appointment of Earl E. T. Smith as a Member of the Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba

June 15, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint Earl E. T. Smith to be a member of the Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba. This is a new position.

Mr. Smith served as the last American Ambassador to Cuba from 1957 to 1959. From 1971 until 1977, he was mayor of Palm Beach, Fla. Mr. Smith has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange since 1926. He was a partner of Paige, Smith, and Remick, investment brokers, from 1930 to 1939.

President Roosevelt appointed Mr. Smith to be a member of the War Production Board in 1941. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and Air Force. He is author of the book, ``The Fourth Floor,'' an account of the Castro Communist revolution.

Mr. Smith serves as a director of the Bank of Palm Beach and Trust Co., and the U.S. Sugar Corp. He attended Yale University, class of 1926. Mr. Smith is married, has three children, and resides in Palm Beach, Fla.