Nominations & Appointments, October 4, 1983

Nomination of David A. Zegeer To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

October 4, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate David A. Zegeer to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health. He would succeed Ford Barney Ford.

Since 1977 Mr. Zegeer has owned and run a mining consulting business in Lexington, Ky. Previously he was manager and division superintendent, Bethlehem Mines Corp. (1956 - 1977), and served in various positions at Consolidation Coal Co., including assistant to the president (1946 - 1956).

Mr. Zegeer graduated from West Virginia University School of Mines (BSEM, 1944). He is married, has three children, and resides in Lexington, Ky. He was born August 27, 1922, in Charleston, W. Va.

Appointment of R. James Woolsey as Member at Large of the United States Delegation to the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks

October 4, 1983

The President today announced the appointment of R. James Woolsey to be Member at Large of the United States delegation to the strategic arms reduction talks. Previous Members at Large have been former Secretary of Defense Harold Brown (during SALT I and II) and U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Director George Seignious (during SALT II).

Mr. Woolsey is currently serving as a member of the President's Commission on Strategic Forces. He served as Under Secretary of the Navy from 1977 to 1979. He is a partner in the Washington law firm of Shea and Gardner.

Mr. Woolsey was graduated from Stanford University, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and holds a law degree from Yale University. He was born September 21, 1941. He is married to the former Suzanne Haley, and they have three sons.

Appointment of Ruth E. Denk as a Member of the Presidential Commission for the German-American Tricentennial

October 4, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Ruth E. Denk to be a member of the Presidential Commission for the German-American Tricentennial.

Mrs. Denk is currently president of Denk Baking Corp., which she cofounded with her husband in 1971. She is also president of DBC Enterprises of Charleston, S.C. Previously she served on the board of directors of the New York State Easter Seals Society and served as a member of its finance corporation (1970 - 1974).

Mrs. Denk graduated from New York University (B.S., 1977). She is married, has one child, and resides in New York, N.Y. She was born January 29, 1934, in Wiesbaden, Germany.