Nominations, November 18, 1983

Nomination of John A. Bohn, Jr., To Be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

November 18, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate John A. Bohn, Jr., to be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He would succeed Charles Edwin Lord.

Since 1981 he has been serving as U.S. Director of the Asian Development Bank. Previously he was vice president, correspondent banking division, and manager, international personal banking department, of the Wells Fargo International Banking Group in 1980 - 1981; manager, administration and development, international banking group, Wells Fargo, 1979 - 1980; division manager, North American division, Wells Fargo, in 1974 - 1979; and manager of the international group for Wells Fargo in 1972 - 1974.

He graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1960) and Harvard Law School (L.L.B., 1963). He attended the London School of Economics and the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management at Stanford University. He is married, has four children, and resides in Belvedere, Calif. He was born October 31, 1937, in Oakland, Calif.

Nomination of Simeon Miller Bright To Be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission

November 18, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Simeon Miller Bright to be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission for the term expiring November 22, 1988. This is a reappointment.

Since July 1977 he has been serving as Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission. Previously he was owner of Sim Bright Real Estate & Investments in 1974 - 1977; coordinator of the cooperative education program at Potomac State College, West Virginia University, in 1973 - 1976; manager of J. Dorsey Real Estate Co. in 1971 - 1974; lecturer at the University of Maryland in 1969 - 1970; and special assistant to the Assistant Postmaster General, Bureau of Personnel, in 1965 - 1969.

Mr. Bright graduated from West Virginia University (B.A., 1949; M.A., 1950). He is married, has three children, and resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born September 11, 1925, in Keyser, W. Va.

Nomination of Priscilla L. Buckley To Be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

November 18, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Priscilla L. Buckley to be a member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 1986. She would succeed Leonard Silverstein.

Since 1959 Ms. Buckley has been managing editor of National Review magazine. She served as contributing editor and inhouse reporter for the magazine in 1956 - 1959. She was elected to the board of directors of National Review in 1980. In 1953 - 1956 she was a correspondent for United Press International in Paris, France.

She graduated from Smith College (B.A., 1943). Ms. Buckley was born October 17, 1921, in New York City and now resides in Sharon, Conn.

Nomination of Ruth O. Peters To Be a Governor of the United States Postal Service

November 18, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ruth O. Peters to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for the remainder of the term expiring December 8, 1987. She would succeed Paula D. Hughes.

Ms. Peters was Director of the Office of Postmasters (1976 - 1980); General Manager, Employment and Placement Division, U.S. Postal Headquarters (1971 - 1976), and Chief, Research and Examination Branch, U.S. Postal Headquarters (1957 - 1971).

Ms. Peters graduated from the University of Southwest Louisiana (B.A., 1948) and American University (M.A., 1958). She resides in Arlington, Va., and was born April 19, 1925, in Oakdale, La.

Nomination of Four Members of the National Council on the Handicapped

November 18, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Council on the Handicapped for terms expiring September 17, 1986. These are reappointments.

H. Latham Breunig is past president of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf. He was with Eli Lilly and Company for over 40 years. He resides in Arlington, Va., and was born November 19, 1910.

Michael Marge is currently a professor of communicative disorders and child and family studies at Syracuse University. He resides in Fayetteville, N.Y., and was born October 26, 1928.

Alvis Kent Waldrep, Jr., is founder and chief executive officer of the Kent Waldrep International Spinal Cord Research Foundation, Inc. He resides in Grand Prairie, Tex., and was born March 2, 1954.

Sandra Swift Parrino is currently director of the Office of the Disabled in Ossining, N.Y. She resides in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., and was born June 22, 1934.