Nominations & Appointments, August 9, 1982

Nomination of Theodore C. Maino To Be United States Ambassador to Botswana

August 9, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Theodore C. Maino to be Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana. He would succeed Horace G. Dawson, Jr.

He has been serving as president of Maino Construction Co., Inc., in San Luis Obispo, Calif., since 1954. He was vice president and general superintendent of Maino Construction Co. in 1946 - 1954. He was construction supervisor with that company in 1935 - 1943. He was owner of Maino Properties Commercial Rentals in 1954 - 1981 and was chairman of the board, Swift Air Lines, Inc., in 1969 - 1980. He was president of San Luis Obispo Savings and Loan Association in 1967 - 1975 and was director of Central Savings and Loan Association in 1946 - 1967.

Mr. Maino graduated from the University of Santa Clara (B.S., 1935). He is married, has four children, and resides in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He was born October 29, 1913.

Appointment of Five Members of the Advisory Committee of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and Designation of Chairman

August 9, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. He also announced his intention to designate L. R. Hubbard, Jr., to be Chairman.

L. R. Hubbard, Jr., is a retired general contractor in San Diego, Calif. He is also former deputy mayor and city councilman. He is married, has three children, and resides in San Diego, Calif. Mr. Hubbard will serve for a term expiring February 19, 1984. He will succeed Phyllis R. Spielman.

Perry Joseph is business manager for Carpet, Linoleum, Hardwood & Resilient Tile Layers' Local Union 1B1310, AFL - CIO. He is married, has two children, and resides in St. Louis, Mo. He will serve for a term expiring February 19, 1984. Mr. Joseph will succeed Thomas F. Duzak.

Roger F. Martin is senior vice president of MGIC Investment Corp. in Milwaukee, Wis. He is married, has four children, and resides in Mequon, Wis. Mr. Martin will serve for a term expiring February 19, 1984. He will succeed Dan M. McGill.

Charles Christopher Tharp is vice president of General Investment Funds in Chevy Chase, Md. He is also a member of the board of directors of Trans General Life Insurance Co. He resides in Queen Anne, Md. Mr. Tharp will serve for a term expiring February 19, 1984. He will succeed Richard H. Fay.

Ralph J. Wood, Jr., has been a personal producing agent in the insurance industry since 1950. He is married, has five children, and resides in Flossmor, Ill. Mr. Wood will serve for a term expiring February 19, 1983. He will succeed Kenneth L. Houck.

Nomination of Alex Kozinski To Be a Judge of the United States Claims Court

August 9, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alex Kozinski, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Claims Court for a term of 15 years. This is a new position created by Public Law 97 - 164.

Since June 1981, Mr. Kozinski has served as Special Counsel for the Merit Systems Protection Board. Prior to his appointment as Special Counsel, he was Assistant Counsel, Office of Counsel to the President, in 1981; deputy legal counsel, office of President-elect Reagan, 1980 - 1981; an associate of Covington & Burling, 1979 - 1981; an associate with the firm Forry, Golbert, Singer & Gelles, 1977 - 1979; a law clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, U.S. Supreme Court, 1976 - 1977; and a law clerk to Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1975 - 1976.

He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (A.B., 1972) and the University of California at Los Angeles Law School (J.D., 1975). He is married and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born July 23, 1950.

Note: On August 10, the White House announced that the President planned to designate Mr. Kozinski as Chief Judge following his confirmation and appointment.