Nominations & Appointments, February 23, 1983

Nomination of Peter H. Raven To Be a Member of the National Museum Services Board

February 23, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Peter H. Raven to be a member of the National Museum Services Board of the Institute of Museum Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring December 6, 1987. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Raven is currently serving as director of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Mo. In addition he serves as Engelmann Professor of Botany, Washington University, St. Louis; adjunct professor of biology, St. Louis University; and adjunct professor of biology, University of Missouri, St. Louis. He is vice president and president-elect of the American Institute of Biological Sciences and has been on the executive committee of the American Association of Museums since 1980.

He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (A.B., 1957) and the University of California at Los Angeles (Ph. D., 1960). He is married, has four children, and resides in St. Louis, Mo. He was born June 13, 1936.

Appointment of Glen T. Urquhart as a Member of the National Capital Planning Commission, and Designation as Chairman

February 23, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Glen T. Urquhart to be a member of the National Capital Planning Commission for a term expiring January 1, 1989. He will succeed T. Eugene Smith. Upon his appointment, he will be designated Chairman by the President.

Mr. Urquhart currently serves as president of Walker, Urquhart & Co., a real estate consulting and development firm he founded in 1975. He was finance and management officer for Victor Wilburn & Associates, urban planners and architects, in 1972 - 1974.

Mr. Urquhart graduated from the University of Virginia (B.S., 1970). He is married, has four children, and resides in McLean, Va. He was born November 10, 1948, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Appointment of Nancy Thurmond as a Member of the National Voluntary Service Advisory Council

February 23, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Nancy Thurmond to be a member of the National Voluntary Service Advisory Council. This is a new position.

Mrs. Thurmond is active in civic affairs serving on the board of trustees of the Capital Children's Museum and as a board member of American University. In addition, she serves as a member of the board of Wolf Trap and the Washington Ballet. She was 1982 chairman of the HOPE Ball and State campaign chairperson for the Easter Seal Society of South Carolina in 1981 - 1982. Mrs. Thurmond is the author of ``Mother's Medicine'' (1979) and ``Happy Mother, Happy Child'' (1982) from which sales proceeds are given to Washington charities for children.

She attended Duke University and received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Carolina. In addition, she attended the University of South Carolina School of Law. She is married to Senator Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.). They have four children and reside in McLean, Va. She was born November 1, 1946, in Denver, Colo.