Appointment of Seven Members of the Presidential Commission on the Conduct of United States-Japan Relations, and Designation of Chairman

May 12, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Presidential Commission on the Conduct of United States-Japan Relations:

David Packard will serve as Chairman. He is currently serving as chairman of the board of Hewlett-Packard Corp. He is married, has four children, and resides in Los Altos Hills, Calif. Mr. Packard was born September 7, 1912, in Pueblo, Colo.

Donald H. Rumsfeld is president and chief executive officer of G. D. Searle and Co. He is married, has three children, and resides in Winnetka, Ill. Mr. Rumsfeld was born July 7, 1932, in Chicago, Ill.

James F. Bere is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Borg-Warner Corp. He is married, has five children, and resides in Hinsdale, Ill. Mr. Bere was born July 25, 1922, in Chicago, Ill.

Daryl Arnold is president of the Western Growers Association. He is married, has three children, and resides in Corona Del Mar, Calif. Mr. Arnold was born November 12, 1924, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Douglas A. Fraser is president of the United Auto Workers. He is married, has two children, and resides in Detroit, Mich. Mr. Fraser was born December 18, 1916, in Glasgow, Scotland.

James D. Hodgson is retired. He served as United States Ambassador to Japan from 1974 to 1977. He is married, has two children, and resides in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mr. Hodgson was born on December 3, 1915, in Dawson, Minn.

William Evan Timmons is president of Timmons & Co. He also serves as a member of the advisory board for the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In 1973 he was a United States Delegate to the Vietnam Peace Conference in Paris. He is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, Md. Mr. Timmons was born December 27, 1930, in Chattanooga, Tenn.