Nominations & Appointments, June 1, 1983

Nomination of Lee M. Thomas To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

June 2, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lee M. Thomas to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Solid Waste and Emergency Response). He would succeed Rita M. Lavelle.

Since March 1983, Mr. Thomas has been serving as Acting Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Previously he served as Acting Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Solid Waste and Emergency Response (February-March 1983). He was Associate Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (State and Local Programs and Support) in 1981 - 1983. He managed all disaster relief efforts at the Agency and was Chairman of the President's Task Force on Times Beach, Missouri. He was director, Office of Public Safety, Governor's Office, South Carolina, in 1980 - 1981; an independent consultant in 1978 - 1980; director, Office of Criminal Justice, Governor's Office, South Carolina, in 1972 - 1978; research analyst, South Carolina Department of Corrections, in 1970 - 1971; and probation officer, Richland County, South Carolina, in 1968 - 1970.

Mr. Thomas graduated from the University of the South (B.A.) and the University of South Carolina (M. Ed.). He has two children and resides in Woodbridge, Va. He was born June 13, 1944, in Ridgeway, S.C.

Appointment of Michael Roth as a Member of the International Private Enterprise Task Force

June 2, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Michael Roth to be a member of the International Private Enterprise Task Force. This is a new position.

Since 1979 Mr. Roth has been a partner in the law firm of Shea & Gold in New York, N.Y. He was founder, senior and managing partner of Roth, Carlson, Kwit & Spengler in New York City in 1964 - 1974. He was an associate with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in 1956 - 1963.

Mr. Roth graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1953) and Columbia University Law School (LL.B., 1956). He is married, has three children, and resides in Rye, N.Y. He was born July 22, 1931, in New York, N.Y.

Appointment of Becky Norton Dunlop as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Presidential Personnel

June 2, 1983

The President today appointed Becky Norton Dunlop as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Presidential Personnel. Mrs. Dunlop will report to John S. Herrington, Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel.

Mrs. Dunlop is currently Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Cabinet Affairs and has served in that office for the past year. Prior to joining the Reagan administration in 1981, Mrs. Dunlop was president of Century Communications, Inc., which she founded in 1977. She was associated with the American Conservative Union from 1973 to 1980, completing her service as assistant executive director and consultant to the board. She was also involved in the Reagan campaigns of 1976 and 1980.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Dunlop is a 1973 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is married to George S. Dunlop and currently resides in Arlington, Va. She was born October 2, 1951.

Nomination of Thomas R. Pickering To Be United States Ambassador to El Salvador

June 2, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas R. Pickering, a career Foreign Service officer, to be Ambassador to El Salvador. He would succeed Deane R. Hinton.

He is currently serving as Ambassador to Nigeria. He entered the Foreign Service in 1959 as intelligence research specialist in the Department of State and was political officer (Test Ban Treaty) in Geneva on detail to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in 1961 - 1964. He attended Swahili language training at the Foreign Service Institute in 1964 - 1965. In 1965 - 1967 he was principal officer in Zanzibar and Deputy Chief of Mission in Dar es Salaam in 1967 - 1969. In the Department of State he was Deputy Director of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs (1969 - 1973) and Special Assistant to the Secretary of State and Executive Secretary of the Department (1973 - 1974). In 1974 - 1978 he was Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs in the Department in 1978 - 1981.

Ambassador Pickering graduated from Bowdoin College (A.B., 1953), Fletcher School of Law (M.A., 1954), and the University of Melbourne (M.A., 1956). He served in the United States Navy in 1956 - 1959. He is married and has two children. He was born November 5, 1931, in Orange, N.J.

Nomination of Two Members of the National Council on Educational Research

June 2, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Council on Educational Research:

Joan M. Gubbins, for a term expiring September 30, 1985. She would succeed Alice Coig McDonald. She is executive director of the Watchman Foundation in Indiana. She also serves as producer and moderator of the educational radio program. She was Indiana representative to the Education Commission of the States in 1978 - 1980. She is married, has two children, and resides in Noblesville, Ind. She was born July 2, 1929, in White Plains, N.Y.

David J. Armor, for the remainder of the term expiring September 30, 1983, vice Robert E. Nederlander, and for a term expiring September 30, 1986, reappointment. He is president of National Policy Analysts, Inc., in Santa Monica, Calif. He is also serving as a consultant to the National Institute for Education. Previously he was senior social scientist for the Rand Corp. in 1973 - 1982. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1961) and Harvard University (Ph. D., 1966). He is married, has two children, and resides in Malibu, Calif. He was born November 11, 1938, in Long Beach, Calif.