Nominations & Appointments, August 12, 1982

Nomination of W. Scott Thompson To Be an Associate Director of the International Communication Agency

August 12, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate W. Scott Thompson to be an Associate Director of the International Communication Agency (United States Information Agency). He would succeed Robert John Hughes.

He has been serving as associate professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy since 1969. He serves on the board of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the board of editors of ORBIS, International Security Review, and Conflict. He was a research fellow at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, in 1979 - 1980. He was Assistant to the Secretary of Defense while serving as a White House fellow in 1975 - 1976. He held research fellowships at the University of the Philippines and the National Strategy Information Center.

Dr. Thompson graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1963) and Balliol College, Oxford University (D. Phil., 1967). He is married, has three children, and resides in Chestnut Hill, Mass. He was born January 1, 1942.

Nomination of William Arthur Webb To Be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

August 12, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Arthur Webb to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 1987. He would succeed J. Clay Smith.

He has been serving as deputy attorney general for the State of Pennsylvania since 1980. He was assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1979 - 1980. He was senior staff counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations in 1977 - 1979. He served as assistant district attorney for Allegheny County, Pa., in 1975 - 1977. In 1974 - 1975 he was drug and alcohol analyst for the Governor's Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Pittsburgh, Pa.

He graduated from the University of New Haven (B.S., 1971) and the University of Connecticut (J.D., 1974). He is married, has one son, and resides in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born October 22, 1943.

Appointment of William K. Sadleir as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Appointments and Scheduling

August 12, 1982

The President today announced the appointment of William K. Sadleir to be Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Appointments and Scheduling.

Since 1981 Mr. Sadleir has served as executive vice president and director of the Standard Energy Corp. and as chief executive officer of Standard Capital Group, Inc., a brokerage firm, where he supervised a marketing team specializing in oil and gas drilling programs. From 1979 to 1980, he served as legislative assistant to Representative Dan Marriott (R-Utah), and from February to December of 1978, he served as campaign coordinator of the Marriott reelection campaign.

During the 1980 Presidential campaign, Mr. Sadleir participated in advance operations for campaign events for Ronald Reagan, and during the 1982 summit of industrialized nations, Mr. Sadleir assisted with arrangements for the President's visit to Versailles Palace.

Mr. Sadleir was appointed by the President to the Peace Corps Advisory Council in April 1982 and has served as executive director of the Americans for Energy Independence Political Action Committee and on the government affairs committee of the Utah Petroleum Association. In 1982 Mr. Sadleir was awarded the Utah Jaycees ``Outstanding Young Man of the Year'' award and in 1977 received the Edwin W. Hinckley Scholarship Award. He has also served as president of the Hinckley Scholars Association.

Mr. Sadleir attended Brigham Young University, where he studied economics, and has done graduate work at the George Washington University. He is married to the former DeAnn Jolley, has two children, and resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born March 22, 1954.

Appointment of John S. McGowan as United States Commissioner on the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

August 12, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint John S. McGowan to be United States Commissioner on the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. He would succeed Harold Cary.

Mr. McGowan is serving as consultant to Castle & Cooke, Inc. He was senior vice president of Castle & Cooke, Inc., in 1977 - 1981 and vice president in 1972 - 1981. He was president and chief executive officer of Bumble Bee Seafoods, a division of Castle & Cooke, Inc., in 1966 - 1981. Mr. McGowan was president and chief operating officer of Bumble Bee Seafoods in 1963 - 1966 and executive vice president, Columbia River Packers Association, Inc./Bumble Bee Seafoods, Inc., in 1960 - 1963. He is a former director of the United States Tuna Foundation and is a former member of the American Fisheries Advisory Committee. He was a member of the United States Delegation to the first U.S./Japan Tuna Conference in Tokyo, Japan, in 1959.

He graduated from the University of Oregon (B.S., 1940). He is married, has three children, and resides in Lafayette, Calif. He was born June 10, 1918.