Appointments & Nominations, October 7, 1983

Appointment of Ernest B. Hueter as a Member of the Presidential Commission for the German-American Tricentennial

October 7, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Ernest B. Hueter to be a member of the Presidential Commission for the German-American Tricentennial. This is a new position.

Mr. Hueter is presently serving as president of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest in Washington, D.C., and is chairman emeritus of the Interstate Brands Corp. in Kansas City, Mo. He has been with the Interstate Brands Corp. since 1947, serving in various positions including chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer. He served as chairman of Diamond H. Enterprises, Inc., in Kansas City, Mo., in 1979 - 1980.

He graduated from the University of New Mexico (B.A., 1942). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born June 15, 1920, in San Francisco, Calif.

Nomination of William H. Luers To Be United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia

October 7, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate William H. Luers, of Illinois, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, as Ambassador to the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. He would succeed Jack F. Matlock, Jr.

Mr. Luers served in the United States Navy in 1952 - 1956 as lieutenant. He entered the Foreign Service in 1957 as consular officer in Naples. In 1959 - 1962 he was an officer in the Office of Soviet Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs in the Department. In 1962 - 1963 he attended Russian language and area studies in Garmisch, Germany, and was political officer in Moscow in 1963 - 1965. In the Department, he was intelligence research specialist in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1965 - 1967) and international relations officer (1967 - 1969). In 1969 - 1973 he was counselor for political affairs in Caracas. In the Department, he was Deputy Executive Secretary (1973 - 1975), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs (1975 - 1977), and Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs (1977 - 1978). In 1978 - 1982 he was Ambassador to Venezuela. Since 1982 he has been Director's Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.

Mr. Luers graduated from Hamilton College (B.A., 1951) and Columbia University (M.A., 1958). His foreign languages are Spanish, Russian, and Italian. He was born May 15, 1929, in Springfield, Ill.

Appointment of 11 Members of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation

October 7, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation:

For the remainder of the terms expiring July 13, 1984:

Robert A. Valois would succeed William F. Harvey. Mr. Valois is an attorney with the firm of Maupin, Taylor & Ellis. He was born May 13, 1938, in New York, N.Y., and now resides in Raleigh, N.C.

Leaanne Bernstein would succeed David E. Satterfield III. Mrs. Bernstein is Assistant to the President of the Legal Services Corporation. She was born February 22, 1950, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and now resides in Baltimore, Md.

Claude Galbreath Swafford would succeed Howard H. Dana, Jr. She is in the private practice of law in South Pittsburg, Tenn. She was born December 7, 1925, in Greeneville, Tenn., and now resides in South Pittsburg.

Paul B. Eaglin would succeed Robert Sherwood Stubbs II. Mr. Eaglin is a partner in the law firm of Cooper, Davis, Eaglin & deSilva in Fayetteville, N.C. He was born August 10, 1948, in Baltimore, Md., and now resides in Fayetteville.

Arnie Marie Gordon would succeed George E. Paras. Mrs. Gordon is president of Flatonia Community Club. She was born December 25, 1932, in Flatonia, Tex., where she currently resides.

Henry Chavira would succeed William J. Olson. Mr. Chavira is a sales representative for R. L. Pope & Co., in El Paso, Tex. He was born August 18, 1936, in El Paso, where he currently resides.

For terms expiring July 13, 1986:

Michael B. Wallace would succeed Donald Eugene Santarelli. Mr. Wallace is joining the law firm of Jones, Mockbee and Bass in Jackson, Miss. He was born December 1, 1951, in Biloxi, Miss., and now resides in Jackson.

William Clark Durant III would succeed Frank J. Donatelli. Mr. Durant is in the private practice of law in Detroit, Mich. He was born May 13, 1949, in Detroit and now resides in Grosse Point, Mich.

Robert Francis Kane would succeed Milton M. Masson. Mr. Kane is in the private practice of law in San Mateo, Calif. He was born March 15, 1926, in Denver, Colo., and now resides in San Mateo.

Bernard M. Bloom would succeed Daniel M. Rathbun. Mr. Bloom has served as judge of the Surrogate Court of Kings County (New York) since 1976. He was born August 21, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he currently resides.

Pepe J. Mendez would succeed Robert E. McCarthy. Mr. Mendez is in the private practice of law in Denver, Colo. He was born September 4, 1945, in Gunnison, Colo., and now resides in Denver.