Nomination of Two Members of the Federal Election Commission

June 13, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Federal Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 1989:

Joan D. Aikens has served on the Federal Election Commission since 1975. Previously she was vice president/account executive, Lew Hodges Communications, Inc., of Valley Forge, Pa., in 1974 - 1975. Ms. Aikens graduated from Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa. (B.A., 1950). She was awarded an honorary doctor of laws from Ursinus College in 1969. She has one son and resides in Washington, D.C. She was born May 1, 1928, in Lansdowne, Pa.

John Warren McGarry has served on the Federal Election Commission since 1978. Previously he was special counsel on elections, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on House Administration, in 1974 - 1978; senior partner and trial attorney with the firm of Sheff and McGarry in Boston, Mass., in 1964 - 1973; and chief counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Special Committee to Investigate Campaign Expenditures, in 1962 - 1973. Mr. McGarry graduated from Holy Cross College (B.S., 1952) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1956). Mr. McGarry is a member of the Massachusetts and American Bar Associations. He is married and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born June 11, 1922, in Boston, Mass.