Appointments & Nominations, May 18, 1983

Appointment of Robert Michael Kimmitt as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

May 18, 1983

The President today announced the appointment of Robert Michael Kimmitt as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Mr. Kimmitt has been serving as NSC General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs and Security Assistance. He will retain the General Counsel designation in his new position.

After being commissioned as a regular army officer in 1969 at West Point, Mr. Kimmitt completed field artillery, airborne, and ranger schools. He then served a 17-month combat tour with the 173d Airborne Brigade in Vietnam (1970 - 1971) and was subsequently assigned to the 101st Airborne at Ft. Campbell, Ky. (1972 - 1974). He attended Georgetown University Law School in 1974 - 1977, during which time he also served as a legislative counsel to the Army's Chief of Legislative Liaison (summer 1975) and then as an NSC staff member specializing in arms sales policy (1976 - 1977). Upon graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Edward Allen Tamm of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1977 - 1978). He returned to the NSC staff in 1978, serving both as legal counsel and arms sales policy officer until early 1982, when he left active military service to join the senior staff of the NSC.

Mr. Kimmitt graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point (B.S., 1969) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1977). He is married to Holly Sutherland Kimmitt. They have two children and reside in Arlington, Va. He was born December 19, 1947.

Nomination of Robin Raborn To Be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

May 18, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robin Raborn to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Public Affairs). She will succeed Harry K. Schwartz.

Miss Raborn is currently serving as a consultant in public/congressional relations at the Merit Systems Protection Board. Previously she was Deputy Assistant to the Director for Public Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget, in 1981 - 1983; brand manager, new business development, Colgate Palmolive, in 1980 - 1981; and brand manager, new products, American Cyanamid, Shulton Division, in 1978 - 1980. She was in the international division at Revlon in 1976 - 1978.

She graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1975) and the American Graduate School of International Management (M.A., 1976). She resides in Washington, D.C. She was born April 7, 1953, in Delray Beach, Fla.

Appointment of Three Members of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

May 18, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin:

John M. Brennan will succeed Joseph D. Gebhardt. He is vice president of Integrated Resources Equity Corp. in Greenbelt, Md. He is married, has six children, and resides in Davidsonville, Md. He was born September 8, 1939.

Hugh C. Newton will succeed Alvin R. Morris. He is president of Hugh C. Newton & Associates in Alexandria, Va. He is married, has four children, and resides in Alexandria. He was born October 17, 1930.

Thomas Peter Perros will succeed Lois Kremer Sharpe. He is chairman of the department of chemistry at George Washington University. He resides in Washington, D.C. He was born August 16, 1921.

Appointment of the United States Commissioner and Alternate Commissioner on the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission

May 18, 1983

The President today announced his intention to designate the following:

Sharon L. Shipley, to be United States Commissioner on the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission. She will succeed John B. Luce. She was a candidate for mayor of Fort Smith, Ark. She serves on the small business action committee of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. She is married, has two children, and resides in Forth Smith, Ark. She was born May 24, 1939, in Fort Smith.

Baren Healey, to be United States Alternate Commissioner on the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission. This is a new position. Mr. Healey is a rancher in Davis, Okla. He is also a partner in Heritage Resources. He is a member of the senior advisory council of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association. He is married, has three children, and resides in Davis, Okla. He was born February 7, 1934, in Phoenix, Ariz.