Nominations & Appointments, October 19, 1983

Nomination of William Louis Mills To Be a Member of the Council on Environmental Quality

October 19, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Louis Mills to be a member of the Council on Environmental Quality. He would succeed W. Ernst Minor.

Since 1977 Dr. Mills has been serving as associate professor of environmental and water resources engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Previously he was associate professor of environmental health sciences and engineering at North Carolina Central University in 1973 - 1977; research assistant and graduate student in the department of civil engineering at the University of Kansas in 1971 - 1973; and an instructor in the department of biology at North Carolina Central University in 1969 - 1971.

He graduated from Alcorn State University (B.S., 1967), Tuskegee Institute (M.S., 1969), and the University of Kansas (Ph. D., 1973). He is married, has two children, and resides in Nashville, Tenn. He was born November 20, 1944, in Mobile, Ala.

Appointment of Bently T. Elliott as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting

October 19, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Bently T. Elliott to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Speechwriting Office. He will succeed Aram Bakshian.

Mr. Elliott joined the White House staff in April 1981. He has served in the Speechwriting Office as senior writer and recently as Acting Director.

He has a background in journalism, freelance writing, and speechwriting. Prior to his position at the White House, he joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1979 as director of executive communications. He created press operations for Representative Mickey Edwards (R-Okla.) in 1977 - 1978 and was speechwriter to Treasury Secretary William E. Simon in 1976. In 1970 - 1975 he was with CBS News as a producer of CBS Newsfilm for the domestic affiliates and foreign broadcasting clients.

Mr. Elliott graduated from Bucknell University (B.A., 1966) and received a degree in international relations at L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, France. He is married to the former Adrienne Stetson of Dallas, Tex. They have three children and reside in Alexandria, Va. He was born November 6, 1944, in Bryn Mawr, Pa.