Nominations, October 14, 1983

Nomination of William E. Mayer To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

October 14, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate William E. Mayer to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs). He would succeed John Howard Moxley III.

Dr. Mayer is presently serving as Administrator for the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration in Rockville, Md. Previously, he was medical director of the San Diego County Department of Health Services in 1980 - 1981; Chief of the U.S. Army Alcoholism Treatment Facility, Germany, in 1977 - 1980; associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California in 1975 - 1977; chief deputy director of health and director, California State Department of Health, in 1973 - 1975; chief deputy director of mental hygiene and director, California State Department of Mental Hygiene, in 1971 - 1973; and director of community (county) mental health programs in Contra Costa, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties, Calif., in 1965 - 1971.

He graduated from Northwestern University (B.S., 1943) and the University of Washington (B.M., 1946; M.D., 1947). He is married, has four children, and resides in Bethesda, Md. He was born September 24, 1923, in Chicago, Ill.

Nomination of Dennis R. Patrick To Be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission

October 14, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Dennis R. Patrick to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission for the unexpired term of 7 years from July 1, 1978. He would succeed Anne P. Jones.

Mr. Patrick is an attorney. Since December of 1981 he has served as Associate Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House where he has been responsible for legal and regulatory agencies. Between 1976 and 1981, Mr. Patrick practiced law with the law offices of Adams, Duque & Hazeltine in Los Angeles, Calif.

Mr. Patrick earned his undergraduate degree from Occidental College (A.B., magna cum laude, 1973). He earned his law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (J.D., 1976). He was born on June 1, 1951, in Glendale, Calif. Mr. Patrick is married and resides in the District of Columbia.

Nomination of James L. Emery To Be Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

October 14, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate James L. Emery to be Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Department of Transportation, for a term of 7 years. He would succeed David W. Oberlin.

Mr. Emery is president of Emery Corp., a management consulting firm. He was a member of the New York State Assembly for 18 years, serving as minority leader for 4 years.

He graduated from the University of Cincinnati (B.A., 1953). He is married, has three children, and resides in Geneseo, N.Y. He was born July 22, 1931, in Lakeville, N.Y.