Nominations & Appointments, June 10, 1983

Nomination of William Perry Pendley To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior

June 10, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Perry Pendley to be an Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior (Energy and Minerals). He would succeed Daniel N. Miller, Jr.

Mr. Pendley is currently serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Energy and Minerals. Previously he was Acting Director, Minerals Management Service, at the Department of the Interior in 1982 - 1983; minority counsel, Mines and Mining Subcommittee, Interior and Insular Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives in 1978 - 1981; and legislative assistant for Senator Clifford Hansen in 1976 - 1978.

He graduated from Georgetown University (B.A., 1967; M.A., 1968) and the University of Wyoming College of Law (J.D., 1976). He is married, has one child, and resides in Arlington, Va. He was born April 3, 1945, in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Nomination of Robert E. Fritts To Be United States Ambassador to Ghana

June 10, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert E. Fritts, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana. He would succeed Thomas W. M. Smith.

Mr. Fritts has been Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Counselor Affairs since 1980. In the Department of State he was a member of the Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute (1976 - 1977), and Director of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, and Singapore Affairs (1977 - 1980).

Previously he was Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda (1974 - 1976); Deputy Chief of Mission in Khartoum (1973 - 1974); deputy chief of the Economic Section in Jakarta (1971 - 1973); Deputy Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs (1970 - 1971); and economic officer in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1968 - 1969).

Mr. Fritts graduated from the University of Michigan (B.A., 1956) and took graduate work at George Washington University. He served in the United States Navy (1956 - 1959). In 1959 he entered the Foreign Service as international relations officer in the Bureau of European Affairs. He was born May 3, 1934, in Chicago, Ill.

Appointment of Five Members of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

June 10, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations for terms of 2 years:

Gov. Bruce Babbitt of Arizona. He is married, has two children, and resides in Phoenix. He was born June 27, 1938. This is a reappointment.

Gov. Richard Thornburgh of Pennsylvania. He will succeed Richard A. Snelling. He is married, has four children, and resides in Harrisburg. He was born July 16, 1932.

Gov. Scott Matheson of Utah. He will succeed Forrest Hood James, Jr. He is married, has four children, and resides in Salt Lake City. He was born January 8, 1929.

Mayor Ferd Harrison of Scotland Neck, N.C. He is married, has two children, and resides in Scotland Neck. He was born August 31, 1926. He will succeed Richard Hatcher.

Speaker Pro Tempore William Passannante of New York. He is a member of the New York State Assembly. He will succeed Richard S. Hodes. He has two children, and resides in New York City. He was born February 10, 1920.

Nomination of Terence A. Todman To Be United States Ambassador to Denmark

June 10, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Terence A. Todman, a career Foreign Service officer, to be Ambassador to Denmark. He would succeed Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr.

Mr. Todman is currently serving as Ambassador to Spain. He has served in that position since 1978. He entered the Foreign Service in 1952 as an international relations officer at the Department of State, a position he held until 1957. He then served as a political officer in New Delhi from 1957 - 1960. He was in Arabic language training in Beirut from 1960 - 1961. From 1961 to 1964, he served as a political officer in Tunisia. He then went to Togo as Deputy Chief of Mission (1965 - 1968). At the Department of State, he served as Country Director for Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Seychelles, in the Bureau of African Affairs (1968 - 1969). In 1969 he became a Chief of Mission for the first time, when he was appointed Ambassador to Chad (1969 - 1972). He then served as Ambassador to Guinea (1972 - 1974) and Ambassador to Costa Rica (1975 - 1977). He then returned to the Department of State to become Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs (1977 - 1978).

Ambassador Todman graduated from the Inter-American University in Puerto Rico (B.A., 1951) and Syracuse University (M.A., 1952). He is married and has four children. He was born March 13, 1926, in the Virgin Islands.

Appointment of John L. Loeb, Jr., as a United States Representative to the 38th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

June 10, 1983

The President today announced his intention to designate Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr., as a Representative of the United States of America to the 38th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Prior to this, Ambassador Loeb has been successfully serving as Ambassador to Denmark since July of 1981. Ambassador Loeb had been with Loeb, Rhoades and Co., of New York City, from 1956 - 1981, as general partner (1959 - 1973) and limited partner (1973 - 1981). Since 1979 he had been president of John L. Loeb, Jr., Associates of New York, N.Y. He has also served as special adviser to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller on environmental matters (1967 - 1973), chairman of the New York State Council on Environmental Advisors (1970 - 1975), and of the Governor's Keep New York State Clean Program (1971 - 1975), and chairman of the Holly Sugar Corp. (1969 - 1971). He has served as director of John Morrell and Co., Atlantico del Golfo, the American Star Insurance Co., International Rescue Committee, Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Rio Grande Industries.

Mr. Loeb graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1952) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1954). He served in the U.S. Air Force as first lieutenant in 1954 - 1956. He has two children and resides in Purchase, N.Y. He was born May 2, 1930, in New York, N.Y.

Appointment of Leroy E. Hay as a Member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars

June 10, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Leroy E. Hay to be a member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars during his tenure as National Teacher of the Year. He will succeed Bruce E. Brombacher.

Dr. Hay is a teacher of English and futuristics at Manchester High School, Manchester, Conn. He has been teaching for 17 years, 15 of them at Manchester High School, where he is now chairman of the English department. He is a past president of the Manchester Education Association.

Dr. Hay is the winner of the 1983 National Teacher of the Year Award. He was also named Connecticut Teacher of the Year. He graduated from State University of New York in Cortland (B.A., 1966) and the University of Connecticut (M.A., 1971). He earned a doctor of philosophy in secondary education from the University of Connecticut in 1978.

Dr. Hay is married, has two children, and resides in Vernon, Conn. He was born May 13, 1944, in Cortland, N.Y.

Appointment of Caleb B. Hurtt as a Member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

June 10, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Caleb B. Hurtt to be a member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. This is a new position.

Since 1982 Mr. Hurtt has been president of the aerospace division of Martin Marietta Corp. He has also served as vice president since 1980. Mr. Hurtt joined the Martin Marietta Corp. at Denver, Colo., in 1956.

He is married, has three children, and resides in Potomac, Md. He was born August 15, 1931, in Ridley Park, Pa.