Nominations & Appointment, August 2, 1982

Nomination of Edward A. Curran To Be Deputy Director of the Peace Corps

August 2, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward A. Curran to be Deputy Director of the Peace Corps. He will succeed Everett Alvarez, Jr.

From October 7, 1981, until June 30, 1982, Mr. Curran was Director of the National Institute of Education at the Department of Education. Mr. Curran was an Associate Director in the Office of Presidential Personnel from February until August. He served on the Department of Education transition team. During the 1980 Presidential campaign, Mr. Curran was director of Professionals for Reagan-Bush. He served as headmaster of the National Cathedral School, Washington, D.C., from 1968 until 1980.

From 1957 to 1968, he was employed by St. John's School of Houston, Tex., as a teacher and dean of student affairs. In 1960 he established schools for children of American and national employees in Ecuador, Argentina, and Bolivia for Tennessee Gas Transmission Corp. From 1955 to 1957, Mr. Curran taught at Englewood School for Boys, Englewood, N.J., and acted as chairman of the Lower School.

Mr. Curran graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1955) and Duke University (M.A.T., 1968). He is married, has two children, and resides in Rock Hall, Md. He was born August 22, 1933, in North Adams, Mass.

Appointment of Helene von Damm as Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel

August 2, 1982

The President today announced the appointment of Helene von Damm as Assistant to the President of the United States of America for Presidential Personnel. Mrs. von Damm, currently Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel, will succeed E. Pendleton James, who is returning to the private sector.

Mrs. von Damm has been associated with President Reagan since his first campaign for Governor in California in 1966. She has served him as personal secretary during his two terms as Governor, executive assistant during his business years, and as northeast regional finance director in the 1980 Presidential campaign. After the election, she worked with Mr. E. Pendleton James during the transition as Associate Director of Personnel and then joined the White House as Personal Secretary and Special Assistant to the President for the first 9 months.

She presently also serves as Member at Large to the United Service Organization World Board of Governors and acts as Chairman of their nominating committee. She is also a member of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange.

Helene von Damm was born and raised in Austria, where she received her formal education before immigrating to the United States in 1959. She is married to Byron Leeds, a New Jersey businessman.

Nomination of Nine Members of the National Museum Services Board

August 2, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Museum Services Board of the Institute of Museum Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities:

Elizabeth Helms Adams is active in civic and cultural activities in her community. She is married, has five children, and resides in Valley Center, Calif. She would succeed Mamie P. Clark.

Alice Wright Algood is chairman of the Tennessee State Museum Association in Nashville, Tenn. She is married, has two children, and resides in Columbia, Tenn. She would succeed Benjamin W. Hazard.

Anne Carroll Badham is a realtor with Town and Country Properties in Arlington, Va. She is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, Va. She would succeed Nancy Negley.

Craig C. Black is director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. He is married, has two children, and resides in Pittsburgh, Pa. He would succeed Raul A. Lopez.

Ann Duncan Haffner is a former vice president of the Leadership Foundation, Inc. She has three children and resides in Alexandria, Va. She would succeed Lewis Davis.

Fucheng Richard Hsu is a consultant to cultural and educational foundations. He is married, has one child, and resides in Westfield, N.J. He would succeed Albert T. Klyberg.

Caroline H. Hume is vice president and member of the board of governors of the San Francisco Symphony and serves on the boards of the National Museum of American Art and the National Parks Foundation. She is married, has four children, and resides in San Francisco, Calif. She would succeed Dorothy Graham-Wheeler.

Dorothy J. Tyson is a partner of Darwin, Inc., in La Jolla, Calif. She is married, has four children, and resides in San Diego, Calif. She would succeed E. Leland Webber.

Liles B. Williams is vice president of administration of the Stuart C. Irby Co. in Jackson, Miss. He is married, has four children, and resides in Clinton, Miss. He would succeed John Connell.