February 10, 1983
The President today announced his intention to nominate John J. Franke, Jr., to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture (Administration). This is a new position.
Mr. Franke is currently serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was Regional Administrator (Region VII) for the Environmental Protection Agency in 1981 - 1982; commissioner for Johnson County, Kans., in 1973 - 1981; mayor for the city of Merriam, Kans., in 1971 - 1972; and councilman for the city of Merriam in 1965 - 1970.
He attended the University of Kansas. He served in the United States Marine Corps in 1948 - 1952. He is married, has three children, and resides in Merriam, Kans. He was born June 28, 1930, in Tonkawa, Okla.
Reappointment of Joel Edward Haggard as United States Representative on the Columbia River Interstate Compact
February 10, 1983
The President today announced his reappointment of Joel Edward Haggard as the United States Representative on the Columbia River Interstate Compact. He has been serving on the Compact since 1975.
Mr. Haggard has been a partner in the law firm of Haggard, Tousley & Brian in Seattle, Wash., since 1978. He was the sole practitioner of the firm in 1977. He was with the law firm of Houghton, Cluck, Coughlin & Riley, in Seattle, in 1971 - 1976; engineer and management consultant with the King County Department of Public Works in 1969 - 1971; and research engineer for the Boeing Company, aerospace division, in 1968.
He graduated from the University of Notre Dame (B.S., 1961), the University of Oklahoma (M.S., 1963), and the University of Washington (J.D., 1971). He is married, has two children, and resides in Seattle, Wash. He was born October 10, 1939, in Portland, Oreg.