Nominations & Appointments, October 21, 1983

Nomination of James H. Burnley IV To Be Deputy Secretary of Transportation

October 21, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate James H. Burnley IV to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation. He would succeed Darrell M. Trent.

Since May 1983, Mr. Burnley has been serving as General Counsel at the Department of Transportation. Previously he was Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice in 1982 - 1983; Director of VISTA in 1981 - 1982; partner in the law firm of Turner, Enochs, Foster, Sparrow & Burnley in Greensboro, N.C., in 1975 - 1981; and associate in the firm of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard in Greensboro in 1973 - 1975.

He served on the commercial panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and was a member of the committee on administrative law of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Mr. Burnley graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1970) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1973). He is married, has one child, and resides in Falls Church, Va. He was born July 30, 1948, in Greensboro, N.C.

Appointment of Betty Cuevas as a Member of the Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership

October 21, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Betty Cuevas to be a member of the Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership. She will succeed Del Green.

Mrs. Cuevas is founder, owner, and manager of Cuevas Catering Service and Cuevas Restaurant in McAllen, Tex. Previously she held various positions with a retail food chain in San Antonio, Tex., in 1963 - 1971. She is a member of the Ladies LULAC Council and was president of the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce in 1977 - 1978.

She is married, has three children, and resides in McAllen, Tex. She was born July 8, 1936, in San Diego, Tex.