Appointments & Nominations, September 8, 1983

Appointment of Two Members of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships

September 8, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. These are initial appointments.

Willa Ann Johnson is senior vice president of The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. She resides in Takoma Park, Md. She was born May 25, 1942, in Whittier, Calif.

John D. Saxon is counsel to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics. He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born July 21, 1950, in Anniston, Ala.

Appointment of Andrew H. Card, Jr., as Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs

September 8, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Andrew H. Card, Jr., to be Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs with primary responsibility for liaison with the Nation's Governors. He will succeed James M. Medas, who has been appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs.

Mr. Card is presently serving as vice president of CMIS Corp., a computer software engineering firm located in Vienna, Va. He served as a representative to the general court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1975 - 1982. He was named one of the Nation's outstanding legislators in 1982 by the National Republican Legislators' Association. In 1982 Mr. Card was a candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of Massachusetts.

Mr. Card received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the University of South Carolina and attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He is a structural design engineer by profession.

He is married, has three children, and resides in Holbrook, Mass. He was born May 10, 1947.

Nomination of Jack E. Ravan To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

September 8, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jack E. Ravan to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Water Programs). He would succeed Frederic A. Eidsness, Jr.

Since 1982 Mr. Ravan has served as director of Project Development, Clean Water Group, Wheelabrator-Frye in Atlanta, Ga. Previously he was director of the Alabama Department of Energy in 1980 - 1982; on the executive management committee and a director of business development for Jordan, Jones & Goulding in Atlanta, Ga., in 1977 - 1980; Chairman of the Southeastern Federal Regional Council in 1973 - 1977; a member of the Ohio River Basin Commission in 1972 - 1977; and Regional Administrator, southeastern region, Environmental Protection Agency, in 1971 - 1977.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy (B.S., 1959). He is married, has three children, and resides in Dunwoody, Ga. He was born June 18, 1937, in Easley, S.C.