Nominations, November 16, 1983

Nomination of Stephanie Lee-Miller To Be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services

November 16, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephanie Lee-Miller to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Public Affairs). She would succeed Pamela Needham Bailey.

Since 1981 she has been serving as Special Assistant for Public Affairs at the Department of Commerce. Previously she was owner and partner of Contact California, a public relations company; administrative director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and public affairs community programs director for the Coro Foundation in 1971 - 1977.

She graduated from California State University (B.A., 1971) and Occidental College (M.A., 1975). She was born March 7, 1950.

Nomination of Maurice Lee Barksdale To Be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

November 16, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Maurice Lee Barksdale to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Housing -- Federal Housing Commissioner). He would succeed Philip Abrams.

Since 1982 Mr. Barksdale has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of Multifamily Housing Programs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Previously he was president of HMB Management Co. in 1975 - 1982; regional vice president of Essex and Union Mortgage Co.; vice president, Citizens Trust Bank, in 1974 - 1975; and senior vice president for urban affairs and member, Sey and Co., Inc., in 1971 - 1974.

He graduated from the University of Texas (B.A.) and is a candidate for a M.L.A. at Texas Christian University. He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born January 7, 1939.

Nomination of John G. Keane To Be Director of the Bureau of the Census

November 16, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate John G. Keane to be Director of the Census, Department of Commerce. He would succeed Bruce Chapman.

Since 1972 Mr. Keane has been president of Managing Change, Inc., in Barrington, Ill. Previously he was vice president of resource and planning of J. Walter Thompson in Chicago, Ill., in 1968 - 1972; and vice president, account supervisor, and director of research services of North Advertising, Inc., in Chicago, Ill., in 1966 - 1968.

He graduated from Syracuse University (A.B., 1952), the University of Notre Dame (B.S.C., 1955), Indiana University (M.B.A., 1956), and the University of Pittsburgh (Ph. D., 1965). He is married, has three children, and resides in Barrington, Ill. He was born July 3, 1930, in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Nomination of James G. Stearns To Be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and Designation as Chairman

November 16, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate James G. Stearns to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 1985. This is a reappointment. The President also intends to redesignate him Chairman.

He has been serving as Chairman of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation since 1982. Previously he was Director of the Office of Alcohol Fuels, Department of Energy, in 1981; a self-employed rancher in 1975 - 1981; secretary of agriculture and services for the State of California in 1972 - 1975; and director of conservation for the State of California in 1967 - 1972.

Mr. Stearns attended Oregon State College. He is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington, Va. He was born January 29, 1922, in Lapine, Oreg.