Nominations & Appointments, April 15, 1983

Nomination of Two Members of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation

April 15, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation:

Patsy Baker Blackshear, for a term of 4 years. This is a new position. She is assistant superintendent of the Budget Division for the D.C. Public Schools. She was national policy fellow, The Institute for Educational Leadership, George Washington University, in 1977 - 1978. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (B.S., 1968), the American University (M.A., 1972), and the University of Maryland (Ph. D., 1979). She is married and resides in Annapolis, Md. She was born June 4, 1948, in Little Rock, Ark.

Chester A. Crocker, an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs), for a term of 2 years. This is a new position. Previously he was director of African Studies at Georgetown University's Center for Strategic and International Studies in 1976 - 1981. He graduated from Ohio State University (B.A., 1963) and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (M.A., 1965; Ph. D., 1969). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born October 29, 1941, in New York City.

Appointment of Three Members of the Supplemental Health Insurance Panel

April 15, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Supplemental Health Insurance Panel:

Don H. Miller will succeed Susan M. Mitchell. He currently serves as commissioner of the Indiana Department of Insurance. He was with the Local Finance Corp. from 1958 to 1975, serving as president, general manager, and director. He is married, has two children, and resides in Indianapolis, Ind. He was born September 12, 1915, in Huntington, Ind.

Joseph F. Murphy will succeed William H. L. Woodyard III. He is commissioner of insurance for the State of New Jersey. He served with the Continental Corp. in 1955 - 1980, beginning as counsel to the Continental Insurance Companies and retiring in 1980 as executive vice president of the Continental Corp. and the Continental Insurance Companies. He is married, has three children, and resides in Convent Station, N.J. He was born April 4, 1915, in White Plains, N.Y.

John C. Neff will succeed Roger C. Day. He is commissioner of the Department of Insurance for the State of Tennessee. He has served as financial vice president of American General Corp. of Houston, Tex., and as president and chief executive officer of Hospital Corporation of America of Nashville. He graduated from the University of Chicago (B.A., 1947; M.B.A., 1948). He is married, has four children, and resides in Nashville, Tenn. He was born March 19, 1924, in Chicago, Ill.