Nominations & Appointments, April 26, 1983

Nomination of Lois H. Herrington To Be an Assistant Attorney General

April 26, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lois H. Herrington to be an Assistant Attorney General (Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics), Department of Justice.

Mrs. Herrington is an attorney at law and served as Chairman of the President's Task Force on Victims of Crime, which issued its final report in January 1983.

Mrs. Herrington was born in Seattle, Wash., on December 6, 1939, and graduated from San Mateo High School, San Mateo, Calif., in 1957. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where she received her A.B. degree with honors in political science in 1961. Mrs. Herrington received her LL.B. and J.D. degrees at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, Calif., in 1965. Mrs. Herrington practiced law for 10 years as a private attorney before joining the Alameda County district attorney's office in Oakland, Calif., as a deputy district attorney in 1976. During her time as a deputy district attorney, her responsibilities included work on misdemeanor and felony trial staffs, handling a broad cross section of cases from petty theft to murder. In addition, she supervised arraignment departments, law and motion case readiness calendars, felony preliminary hearings, and superior court juvenile division actions. Mrs. Herrington was a member of the office of felony task force, with primary responsibility for case evaluation and charging and supervision and training of newer deputies. In addition to her general duties, she screened all sexual assault and child abuse cases.

Mrs. Herrington has served as a member of the Alameda County Women's Coalition on Domestic Violence; a member of the California Sexual Assault Investigators and District Attorney's Conference; a coordinator for probation and courts for domestic violence diversion programs; a participant in the National Juvenile Conference of Juvenile Justice and Judge's Seminars; a coordinator of the drug diversion and education program, where she received the outstanding Community Service Commendation awarded by the Concord Policy Department; and was a member of the Contra Costa County Child Development Council. In addition, Mrs. Herrington has had advanced studies in psychology at the University of California; has served as a senior vocational counselor at Pacifica High School in Pittsburg, Calif.; has been a member of the Citizens Coordinating Committee for the city of Walnut Creek; a member of the drug education training program in the Orinda School District; a representative to the American Field Service Selection Committee; and a senior adviser to the Bay Area Chapter of the U.S.O. In addition, Mrs. Herrington has been employed as a senior girls counselor at the city and county of San Francisco Juvenile Hall and has worked as a probation officer in San Joaquin County, Calif.

Mrs. Herrington's professional associations include the American Bar Association, the California Bar Association, the Alameda County Bar Association, the California District Attorney's Association, the Queen's Bench Association, and the Hastings Law School Alumni Association.

Mrs. Herrington is married and resides in McLean, Va. She and her husband have two daughters, Lisa Marie (age 17) and Victoria Jean (age 16), currently enrolled in a local public high school.

Nomination of Curtin Winsor, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Costa Rica

April 26, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Curtin Winsor, Jr., of Washington, D.C., to be Ambassador to Costa Rica. He would succeed Francis J. McNeil.

Mr. Winsor was research assistant, Special Operations Research Office of the American University, in 1964 - 1967. He served in the Foreign Service in 1967 - 1971, successively as international relations officer on detail to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and special projects officer in the Bureau of Congressional Relations in the Department. In 1971 - 1973 he was special assistant to the chairman of the Republican National Committee, and manager for international affairs at the Chase Manhattan Bank in Washington, D.C., in 1973 - 1979. Since 1979 he has been associate director of Alliance for Free Enterprise. He also has been president of Winsor Pittman Coal Co. (1980 to present) and Winsor Pittman Co. (1982 to present) in Charleston, W. Va. In 1980 he served as a member of the Reagan transition team, Department of State and Agency for International Development.

He graduated from Brown University (B.A., 1961) and American University (M.A., 1964; Ph. D., 1971). His foreign languages are Spanish and French. He was born April 28, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Appointment of Four Members of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

April 26, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee:

Harry Jack Gray is chairman of United Technologies Corp. in Hartford, Conn. He resides in Farmington, Conn. He was born November 18, 1919, in Milledgeville Cross Roads, Ga.

Edmund Bacon Fitzgerald is chairman of the board of Northern Telecom, Inc., in Nashville, Tenn., where he resides. He was born February 5, 1926, in Milwaukee, Wis.

Rocco John Marano is vice president of American Telephone and Telegraph Co. in Basking Ridge, N.J. He resides in Chatham, N.J. He was born February 14, 1928, in West Haverstraw, N.Y.

John Francis Mitchell is president of Motorola, Inc., in Schaumberg, Ill. He resides in Inverness, Ill. He was born January 1, 1928, in Chicago, Ill.

Appointment of Two Members of the Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

April 26, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Committee on the Arts (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institution):

Betty Jane Noe is president of the Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association. She is also a member of the Louisiana State Arts Council. She is married, has five children, and resides in New Orleans, La. She was born December 22, 1926, in Abberville, La.

Ann S. Penberthy has been active in the Phoenix Musical Theatre and the Phoenix Symphony Guild since 1965. She is a member of Friends of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She is married, has two children, and resides in Paradise Valley, Ariz. She was born October 17, 1923, in Enid, Okla.