Nominations & Appointments, September 7, 1982

Nomination of Wendy Hawley Borcherdt To Be a Deputy Under Secretary of Education

September 7, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Wendy Hawley Borcherdt to be Deputy Under Secretary of Education for Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs. She would succeed John H. Rodriguez.

Mrs. Borcherdt recently served as Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison. Previously she was Associate Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House in 1981 - 1982; regional finance director, Reagan for President Committee, in Los Angeles, in 1979 - 1980; and founder, president, and owner, Training for Effective Management, a consulting firm in Los Angeles, in 1975 - 1981.

Mrs. Borcherdt has served as a member of the board of overseers of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, and was director of the Pacific Legal Foundation in Sacramento, Calif. She was vice chairman of the board, Independent Colleges of Southern California, and was director, Western United States, Canada, and Mexico, for the Association of Junior Leagues.

She graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1958). She is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, Calif. She was born April 12, 1936, in Oakland, Calif.

Nomination of Alfred J. Fleischer, Sr., To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Corporation for Housing Partnerships

September 7, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alfred J. Fleischer, Sr., to be a member of the Board of Directors of the National Corporation for Housing Partnerships for the term expiring October 27, 1982. He would succeed Kenneth Rothschild. The President also intends to nominate Mr. Fleischer for a term expiring October 27, 1985.

Mr. Fleischer is managing partner of Fleischer-Seeger Construction Co. and is director and manager of the Gemini Industrial Parks and manager of Regency Park, in St. Louis, Mo. He is past president of the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis. Mr. Fleischer is management-cochairman of PRIDE, a construction industrywide association, and is director of the Commerce-Manchester Bank in St. Louis, the Commerce-South Bank, Midwestern Joists, Inc., General Mortgage Co., and American Mutual Insurance Companies.

He is chairman of the Business and Industrial Development Commission of St. Louis County; a Missouri member of the Education Commission of the States; a member of the United States Olympic Committee; and a member of the Board of Jewish Federations of St. Louis.

Mr. Fleischer has been awarded the Man-of-the-Year award from the St. Louis construction industry, and the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis awarded him a plaque for outstanding services in the construction industry in the community.

He is married, has three children, and resides in St. Louis, Mo. He was born October 14, 1915, in St. Louis.

Appointment of Richard V. Backley as a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

September 7, 1982

The President today granted a recess appointment to Richard V. Backley to be a member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. Mr. Backley was appointed to the Commission on August 31, 1978, for a term which expired on August 30, 1982. The President intends to nominate Mr. Backley to the Senate upon its return.

Before being appointed as a member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Mr. Backley was an administrative law judge at the Civil Aeronautics Board from 1975 to 1978. In 1975 he served as administrative law judge, Bureau of Hearings and Appeals, Social Security Administration. From 1970 to 1975, Mr. Backley was a senior trial attorney and later Assistant Solicitor with the Division of Mine Safety and Health at the Department of the Interior. Prior to this, from 1967 to 1970, he was an attorney adviser in the Office of the Solicitor at the Department of the Interior. From 1960 to 1967, he was district attorney and chief prosecutor for the Trust Territories of the Pacific.

Mr. Backley earned his B.A. in 1951 and LL.B. in 1955 from DePaul University. He and his wife, Nathalie, have three children and reside in Fairfax, Va. He was born July 21, 1927.