Appointment of the Chairman and Vice Chairmen of the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped

March 1, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Harold Russell to be Chairman of the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Russell currently serves as president of Harold Russell Associates. He is married, has two children, and resides in Centerville, Mass. He was born January 14, 1914.

The President also announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be Vice Chairmen of the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped:

B. Elizabeth Tunney will succeed Charles Pillard. She is presently serving as representative for legislation/political action for the National Union Hospital Health Care Employees -- 1199 and Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (International). She resides in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and was born March 5, 1941.

Anne H. Carlsen will succeed Judith Huemann. She is retired administrator and currently consultant for the Anne Carlsen School for Physically Handicapped in Jamestown, N. Dak. She resides in Jamestown and was born November 4, 1915.

Gerald M. Lorentson will succeed Jayne B. Spain. He is serving as president of Concepts for Independent Living in Seattle, Wash., where he resides. He was born February 25, 1942.

Walter Y. Oi will succeed Robert G. Sampson. He is professor of economics at the University of Rochester. He resides in Rochester, N.Y., and was born July 1, 1929.