Nominations, March 21, 1983

Nomination of William D. Ruckelshaus To Be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

March 21, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate William D. Ruckelshaus to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He would succeed Anne M. Burford.

Since 1975 Mr. Ruckelshaus has been serving as senior vice president of Weyerhaeuser Co., in Tacoma, Wash. Previously he was a member of the Washington, D.C., law firm of Ruckelshaus, Beveridge, Fairbanks and Diamond in 1973 - 1975; Deputy Attorney General of the United States in 1973; and Acting Director of the FBI in 1973. He served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970 - 1973. In 1969 - 1970, he served at the Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division. He was a member and majority leader of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1967 - 1969.

Mr. Ruckelshaus serves as director of Cummins Engine Co., Inc., Peabody International Corp., Twentieth Century Fund, and Nordstrom, Inc. He is chairman of the board of the Urban Institute.

He graduated from Princeton University (B.A. 1957) and Harvard University (LL.B., 1960). He is married, has five children, and resides in Medina, Wash. He was born July 24, 1932, in Indianapolis, Ind.

Nomination of Alfred Hugh Kingon To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

March 21, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alfred Hugh Kingon to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (International Economic Policy). He would succeed Raymond J. Waldmann.

Since 1971 he has been editor in chief of all publications for Macro Communications, Inc., in New York, N.Y. In this position he has served as editor in chief of ``Financial World'' since 1973. He was editor in chief of ``Saturday Review'' (1980 - 1982) and ``Money and Credit'' (1970 - 1973). He was portfolio manager for the Businessman's Fund (formerly The McDonnell Fund) in 1969 - 1971 and security analyst, vice president, and director of research for Scheinman, Hochstin and Trotta, in 1967 - 1969.

Mr. Kingon is a member of the Executive Committee of the President's Private Sector Survey for Cost Control Task Force. In addition, he was appointed in January 1982 to be a member of the President's National Productivity Advisory Committee.

He graduated from Union College (B.S., 1953) and attended New York Graduate School of Business Administration. He is married, has one child, and resides in New York, N.Y. He was born May 11, 1931.

Nomination of Theodore J. Garrish To Be General Counsel of the Department of Energy

March 21, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Theodore J. Garrish to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy. He would succeed R. Tenney Johnson.

Mr. Garrish is serving as special assistant to the Secretary of Energy. Previously he was legislative counsel at the Department of the Interior in 1981 - 1982; partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Deane, Snowdon, Shutler, Garrish and Gherardi in 1978 - 1981; General Counsel at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1976 - 1978; assistant to the Secretary of the Interior in 1976 and 1974 - 1975; assistant to the Special Counsel at the White House in 1974; and senior trial attorney and chief of advertising evaluation section at the Federal Trade Commission in 1973 - 1974.

He graduated from the University of Michigan (A.B., 1964) and Wayne State University (J.D., 1968). He has two children and resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born January 6, 1943, in Detroit, Mich.