Nominations, March 14, 1983

Nomination of Harry O'Connor To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

March 14, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Harry O'Connor to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring March 1, 1984. He would succeed Charles W. Roll, Jr.

Since 1968 Mr. O'Connor has served as chairman of O'Connor Creative Services, Inc., in Universal City, Calif. O'Connor Creative Services produced and syndicated Ronald Reagan's daily radio broadcasts in 1975 - 1979.

Mr. O'Connor is also president of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters. Previously he was writer, producer, and salesman with Mel Blanc Associates, in 1964 - 1967; principal and president, Archer Productions, in 1962; principal and general manager of radio station KTXO in Sherman, Tex., and KGKB in Tyler, Tex., in 1960 - 1961. His experience in the radio industry dates back to 1943, when he joined radio station KMAC in San Antonio.

Mr. O'Connor has five children and resides in Playa del Rey, Calif. He was born March 22, 1926, in San Antonio, Tex.

Nomination of David H. Martin To Be Director of the Office of Government Ethics in the Office of Personnel Management

March 14, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate David H. Martin to be Director of the Office of Government Ethics. He would succeed J. Jackson Walter.

Since 1977 Mr. Martin has been a partner in the law firm of Santarelli & Gimer in Washington, D.C. Previously he was Chief Counsel for the United States Secret Service in 1975 - 1977; special trial attorney in the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice in 1968 - 1973; and with the Department of State in the Office of the Legal Adviser in 1966 - 1968.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, and serves on the General Counsel's Committee of the Federal Bar Association.

He graduated from Western Maryland College (B.S., 1962) and George Washington University School of Law (LL.B., 1967). He is married, has two children, and resides in Clarksburg, Md. He was born December 5, 1939, in Bedford, Va.

Nomination of William F. Pickard To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation, and Designation as Chairman

March 14, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate William F. Pickard to be a member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term of 6 years. This is a new position. Upon his confirmation, the President also intends to designate him as Chairman.

Mr. Pickard has been owner/operator of six McDonald's restaurants in Detroit, Mich., since 1971. Previously he was associate director, department of urban studies, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1971 - 1972; executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1967 - 1969; and with the Urban League of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1965 - 1967. He has been active in civic affairs, serving as director of the First Independence National Bank, Detroit, Mich., one of the largest minority-owned banks in America; director, Detroit, Economic Development Corporation; and was cited in The Detroit News ``. . . as one of the citizens most likely to lead the Detroit area in the 1980's . . .''

He graduated from Mott Community College (A.S., 1962), Western Michigan University (B.S., 1964), the University of Michigan (M.S.W., 1965), and Ohio State University (Ph. D., 1971). He resides in Dearborn, Mich., and was born January 28, 1942.