Appointment of Two Members of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism

September 30, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism. These are new positions.

William T. Coleman, Jr., has been serving as senior partner in the firm of O'Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C., since 1977. He was Secretary of Transportation in 1975 - 1977. He was with Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish, Levy & Coleman, in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1952 - 1975. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (A.B., 1941) and Harvard University (LL.B., 1946). He is married, has three children, and resides in McLean, Va. He was born July 7, 1920.

Johnny L. Ford has been mayor of Tuskegee, Ala., since 1972. He is also president of the National Council of Black Mayors. He was vice president of Multi Racial Corp., New Orleans, in 1970 - 1971. He serves as committeeman of the Carver district Boy Scouts of America and is a member of the Governor's Manpower Ancillary Committee. He graduated from Knoxville College (B.S., 1946). He is married, has one child, and resides in Tuskegee, Ala. He was born August 23, 1942.