Nominations & Appointments, August 6, 1982

Nomination of Martin Feldstein To Be a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Designation as Chairman

August 6, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Dr. Martin Feldstein to be a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Upon his confirmation, the President intends to designate him Chairman of the Council. He will succeed Dr. Murray Weidenbaum.

Dr. Feldstein will be taking a 2-year leave of absence from Harvard University, where he has been a professor of economics since 1967. He is president of the National Bureau of Economic Research. This organization has been known among economists for its impeccable scholarship and rigid nonpartisanship for more than six decades. Dr. Feldstein was a research fellow and lecturer at Nuffield College, Oxford University, from 1964 to 1967.

In 1977 the American Economic Association awarded Dr. Feldstein the John Bates Clark Medal, an honor bestowed every 2 years on the economist under the age of 40 who is deemed to have made the most significant contribution to economic science. He is presently a member of the National Productivity Advisory Committee and the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control in the Federal Government.

Dr. Feldstein received an A.B. degree summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1961, and an M.A. in 1964 and a D. Phil. in 1967 from Oxford University. He and his wife, Kathleen, an economist, have two children and reside in Belmont, Mass. He was born November 25, 1939, in New York, N.Y.

Appointment of Garfield Bobo as a Member of the President's Task Force on Victims of Crime

August 6, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint Garfield Bobo to be a member of the President's Task Force on Victims of Crime. This is a new position.

Mr. Bobo has been serving as court assistant for the supreme court of the State of New York since 1970. He was in charge of staff and criminal records for the supreme court, Kings County, criminal division, in 1968 - 1970. He was with the Division of Housing and Community Renewal for the State of New York in 1967 - 1968. He is president of the Bedford Stuyvesant Improvement Association and is a member of the Urban League of Greater New York. Mr. Bobo resides in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was born April 30, 1917.

Appointment of Patrick E. O'Donnell as a Member of the Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba

August 6, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint Patrick E. O'Donnell to be a member of the Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba. This is a new position.

Mr. O'Donnell is a partner in the law firm of O'Connor & Hannan in Washington, D.C. He served as a member of the Republican National Committee Advisory Council on Economic Affairs in 1976 - 1980. He was Washington representative and counsel for the J. C. Penney Co., Inc. He was Washington counsel for the General Electric Co., Inc., in 1976 - 1978. He was Special Assistant to Presidents Nixon and Ford for Legislative Affairs in 1970 - 1976. He was Legal Counsel to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Dean Burch in 1969 - 1970 and served as assistant corporation counsel for the District of Columbia in 1963 - 1969.

He graduated from Georgetown University (B.A.) and the Washington College of Law (LL.B., 1962). He is married, has three children, and resides in Chevy Chase, Md. He was born March 17, 1937.

Appointment of Two Members of the Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving

August 6, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving. These are both new positions.

Peter F. Cohalan is serving as county executive for Suffolk County, N.Y. He was town supervisor for the town of Islip, N.Y., in 1972 - 1979. He was a partner in the law firm of Levy, Bishop and Cohalan in Sayville, N.Y., in 1968 - 1972. He graduated from Manhattan College (B.A., 1959) and Fordham University School of Law (LL.B., 1963). He is married, has two children, and resides in Bayport, N.Y. He was born January 10, 1938.

William J. Scioscia is serving as chief of police for the East Hanover Township in New Jersey. He has been with the Township of East Hanover Police Department since 1958, serving as deputy chief of police in 1971 - 1981, detective lieutenant in 1967 - 1971, and commanding officer of the detective division in 1964 - 1971. He is married, has three children, and resides in East Hanover, N.J. He was born August 26, 1935.