Appointments, March 25, 1983

Appointment of Lee Verstandig as Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

March 25, 1983

The President is today designating Lee Verstandig to be Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He will succeed John W. Hernandez, Jr.

Since February 1983 Dr. Verstandig has been serving as Acting Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Legislation. He was Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs, Department of Transportation, in 1981 - 1983. He was administrative assistant and legislative director to Senator John H. Chafee in 1977 - 1981; associate dean of academic affairs and dean of political affairs for special studies at Brown University in 1970 - 1977; professor of history and political science at Roger Williams College in 1963 - 1970, and served as its department chairman in 1965 - 1967.

Dr. Verstandig graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, the University of Tennessee, and Brown University. He has authored numerous articles and books on government, political history, education, and public policy. He was born September 11, 1937, in Memphis, Tenn., and resides in Washington, D.C.

Appointment of Lee M. Thomas as Acting Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

March 25, 1983

The President is today designating Lee M. Thomas to be Acting Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He will succeed John W. Hernandez, Jr.

Since February 1983 Mr. Thomas has been serving as Acting Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Solid Waste and Emergency Response. He served as Associate Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (State and Local Programs and Support) in 1981 - 1983. Mr. Thomas managed all disaster relief efforts at the Agency and was Chairman of the President's Task Force on Times Beach, Missouri. He was director, Office of Public Safety, Governor's Office, South Carolina, in 1980 - 1981; an independent consultant in 1978 - 1980; director, Office of Criminal Justice, Governor's Office, South Carolina, in 1972 - 1978; research analyst, South Carolina Department of Corrections, in 1970 - 1971; and probation officer, Richland County, South Carolina, in 1968 - 1970.

Mr. Thomas graduated from the University of the South (B.A.) and the University of South Carolina (M.Ed.). He has two children and resides in Ridgeway, S.C. He was born June 13, 1944, in South Carolina.

Appointment of Ellen F. Paul as United States Representative on the United Nations Commission for Social Development

March 25, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Ellen F. Paul to be the Representative of the United States of America on the Commission for Social Development of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. She will succeed Ruth Schachter Morgenthau.

Ms. Paul is research director for the Social Philosophy and Policy Center and associate professor of political science at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Previously, she was national fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1980 - 1981; assistant professor at the University of Colorado (Boulder) in 1980 - 1981; visiting assistant professor at Miami University (Ohio) in 1977 - 1980; visiting fellow in government at Harvard University in 1976 - 1977; and teaching assistant in American political theory at Harvard in 1971 - 1972.

She graduated from Brandeis University (B.A., 1970) and Harvard University (Ph. D., 1976). She is married and resides in Bowling Green, Ohio. She was born October 18, 1948, in New York, N.Y.

Appointment of 10 Members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations

March 25, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations for terms of 2 years:

Legree S. Daniels is chairperson of the National Black Republican Council in Washington, D.C. She was born February 29, 1920, and resides in Harrisburg, Pa.

Murray H. Finley is president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union in New York, N.Y. He was born March 31, 1922, and resides in Guttenberg, N.J.

Simon C. Fireman is chairman of the board of Aqua Leisure Industries, Inc., in Avon, Mass. He was born September 10, 1925, and resides in Quincy, Mass.

Benjamin Frank is corporate vice president of Allied Stores Corp. in New York City. He was born February 10, 1934, and resides in New York, N.Y.

Russell L. Hanlin is president and chief executive officer of Sunkist Growers, Inc., in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was born November 18, 1932, and resides in Pasadena, Calif.

Henry Y. Hwang is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of the Far East National Bank in Los Angeles, Calif. He was born November 28, 1929, and resides in Pasadena, Calif.

Kenneth A. Lazarus is a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Ward, Lazarus & Cihlar. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He was born March 10, 1942, and resides in Oakton, Va.

Gerald J. Lynch is consultant to the chairman of the board of Colt Industries, Inc., in Burbank, Calif. He was born February 22, 1906, and resides in San Marino, Calif.

W. Jarvis Moody is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of American Security Corp. He was born April 23, 1928, and resides in Bethesda, Md.

Edmund T. Pratt is chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer, Inc., in New York City. He was born February 22, 1927, and resides in Port Washington, N.Y.