Appointments & Nominations, April 8, 1983

Appointment of Three Members of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

April 8, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board for terms expiring December 3, 1985:

Richard Chavez will succeed William A. Passmore. He is president of Educational Designs, Inc., in Los Angeles, Calif. He was appointed to the California Governor's Committee for Employment of the Handicapped and the State Department of Rehabilitation Appeals Board. He is married, has two children, and resides in Montebello, Calif. He was born August 28, 1943, in Los Angeles.

Rosemary Margaret Front will succeed Carol Ann Grant. She has served as executive director of the Wheeling Society for Crippled Children since 1969. She is on the consumer board of the West Virginia Vocational Rehabilitation Association and is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association. She was born December 13, 1940, in Wheeling, W. Va.

Jackie O. McSpadden will succeed Kay E. Neil. He is staff supervisor-personnel for Southwestern Bell in Little Rock, Ark. He is a member of the advisory board to the Rehabilitation Program at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and of the Arkansas Governor's Commission for People with Disabilities. He is married, has two children, and resides in Little Rock. He was born February 19, 1942, in Desha, Ark.

Nomination of John Giffen Weinmann To Be United States Commissioner General of the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition

April 8, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate John Giffen Weinmann to be Commissioner General of the United States Government for the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition. This is a new position.

Since 1953 Mr. Weinmann has been with the law firm of Phelps, Dunbar, Marks, Claverie & Sims in New Orleans, La. He is presently serving as counsel to the firm. In addition, he is a director of the First National Bank and Trust Co. of Oklahoma City, Okla., and of the American Life Insurance Co. of New York. He is president and director of Waverly Oil Corp. in New Orleans. Mr. Weinmann was an attorney for the Rathbone Land Co. and for the Times-Picayune Publishing Co. in 1968 - 1980.

Mr. Weinmann has been a director of WYES educational television station since 1981. He is a member of the Metropolitan Area Committee, Council for a Better Louisiana, the Bureau of Governmental Research, and the Chamber of New Orleans and the River Region.

He graduated from Tulane University (B.A., 1950; J.D., 1952). He is married, has five children, and resides in Metairie, La. He was born August 29, 1928, in New Orleans, La.